Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: AE_SID

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, A. Ivanoff, A. K. Liu, and Y. Zhao. 
         Publication_Date: 20110623
         Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km Sea Ice Drift 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/ae_sid.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_SID.001

   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_SID) includes sea ice speed and direction 
         generated by applying the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) wavelet transform 
         algorithm to AMSR-E brightness temperatures. Daily drift data are averaged 
         over five-day intervals and are mapped to a polar stereographic grid at 6.25 
         km spatial resolution. Drift parameters sea ice speed and direction were 
         determined using the 89 GHz Horizontal (H) channel of the AMSR-E L3 6.25 km 
         brightness temperature product. Data are stored in HDF-EOS format and are 
         available from 01 June 2011 to 3 October 2011 via FTP.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, A. Ivanoff, A. K. Liu, and Y. Zhao. 
               Publication_Date: 20110623
               Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km Sea Ice Drift 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_sid_6km_sea_ice_drift.gd.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20110601
            Ending_Date: 20111003
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: In work
      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 Motion
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Microwave Imagery
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EOS > Earth Observing System
         Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System Data and Information 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: AMSR-E
         Theme_Keyword: Aqua
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Cryosphere
         Theme_Keyword: DAAC
         Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS
         Theme_Keyword: EOS PM-1
         Theme_Keyword: NASA
         Theme_Keyword: NASA/ESIP > NASA Earth Science Information Partners 
Program
         Theme_Keyword: NSIDC
         Theme_Keyword: Oceans
         Theme_Keyword: Passive Microwave Radiation
         Theme_Keyword: Polar Sea Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Drift
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Trends
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Velocity
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
         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: Disclaimer:  http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/AMSR/qa.html

   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
            Address: 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

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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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_SID

   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: ftp://n5eil01u.ecs.nsidc.org/SAN/AMSA/AE_SID.001
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20140508

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20140508

   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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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