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AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

AE_SI12

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, and J. C. Comiso.
Publication Date: 20140701
Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids
Edition: 3
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ae_si12.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_SI12.003

Description:

Abstract:

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua satellite, provides global passive microwave measurements of land, ocean, and atmospheric variables for the investigation of water and energy cycles.

This Level-3 gridded product (AE_SI12) includes brightness temperatures at 18.7 through 89.0 GHz, sea ice concentration, and snow depth over sea ice. Data are mapped to a polar stereographic grid at 12.5 km spatial resolution. Sea ice concentration and brightness temperatures include daily ascending averages, daily descending averages, and daily averages; snow depth over sea ice data is a five-day running average. Data are stored in HDF-EOS format and are available from 01 June 2002 to 3 October 2011 via FTP.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, and J. C. Comiso.
Publication Date: 20140701
Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/ae_si12_12km_tb_sea_ice_and_snow.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20020601
Ending Date: 20111003

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: EOS Earth Observing System

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AE_SI12
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: Antarctic Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: Aqua
Theme Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURES
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: EOS PM-1
Theme Keyword: Imagery
Theme Keyword: Leads
Theme Keyword: Modified Bootstrap Algorithm
Theme Keyword: Modified NASA Team Algorithm
Theme Keyword: NASA
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: Passive Microwave Radiation
Theme Keyword: Passive Microwave Sea Ice Data
Theme Keyword: Polar Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: Polynyas
Theme Keyword: Radiance
Theme Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Concentrations
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Extent
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Variability
Theme Keyword: Snow cover over sea ice
Theme Keyword: Snow Depth Over Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: Southern Ocean
Theme Keyword: Tbs

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar

Platform and Instrument Identification:

Platform Full Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA
Platform Short Name: AQUA
Instrument Full Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Instrument Short Name: AMSR-E

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

AE_SI12

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: HDF-EOS

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140702

Metadata Review Date:

20140702

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata