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Abstract

A language to describe Computer Compatible Tapes (CCTs) formats is presented. It is shown that all the information necessary to read a tape on a computer may be made up of two parts. (i) A few lines describing exhaustively the tape format in a top down manner; these notations could be used both for a general description of a format type and for a specification of a particular tape, on its shipment note or on its directory. (ii) A list indicating the position and format of the byte- strings containing important ancillary data. The language summary is included. Various CCTs formats and ancillary data lists of Coastal Zone Colour Scanner (CZCS), Heat Capacity Mapping Mission (HCMM) and LANDSAT are described using these notations.

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Authors: HUBAUX A, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, EARTHNET, FRASCATI (ITALY);INSTITUT GEOGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);MEHL W, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, EARTHNET, FRASCATI (ITALY);INSTITUT GEOGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);FUSCO L, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, EARTHNET, FRASCATI (ITALY);INSTITUT GEOGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);LOODTS J JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, EARTHNET, FRASCATI (ITALY);INSTITUT GEOGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, EARTHNET, FRASCATI (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, EARTHNET, FRASCATI (ITALY);INSTITUT GEOGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);INSTITUT GEOGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, EARTHNET, FRASCATI (ITALY);INSTITUT GEOGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 5 (1984), NO. 5, PP. 819-838
Record Number: 1989123018900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en