Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0032

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Armstrong, R., K. Knowles, M. Brodzik, and M. A. Hardman. 
         Publication_Date: 19980101
         Title: DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
         Edition: 2
         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/nsidc-0032.html

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         This Level-3 Equal-Area Scalable Earth-Grid (EASE-Grid) Brightness Temperature 
         data set, collected since 09 July 1987, is a part of the NOAA/NASA Pathfinder 
         Program. The data set consists of gridded data from the Special Sensor 
         Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder 
         (SSMIS) in three equal-area projections: Northern Hemisphere, Southern 
         Hemisphere, and full global. The data gridding technique maximizes the 
         radiometric integrity of the original brightness temperature values, maintains 
         high spatial and temporal precision, and involves no averaging of original 
         swath data. Spatial coverage is global and a spatial resolution of 25 km is 
         available for all channels. Channels at 85 and 91 GHz are also provided at 
         12.5 km. For a given projection, there are 18 brightness temperature files per 
         day and two corresponding time files. Data are contained in flat binary files 
         and are available via FTP as processing is completed.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Armstrong, R., K. Knowles, M. Brodzik, and M. A. Hardman. 
               Publication_Date: 19980101
               Title: DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
               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/nsidc0032_ssmi_ease_tbs.gd.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19870709
            Ending_Date: 20131231
      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 > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
         Theme_Keyword: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
         Theme_Keyword: NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER > NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
         Theme_Keyword: SSMIS > Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-3/F17 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctic
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP
         Theme_Keyword: Ease
         Theme_Keyword: EASE-Grid
         Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS
         Theme_Keyword: Global
         Theme_Keyword: Gridded Data
         Theme_Keyword: IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
         Theme_Keyword: NASA Pathfinder
         Theme_Keyword: NOAA/NASA Pathfinder
         Theme_Keyword: NOAA Pathfinder
         Theme_Keyword: Passive Microwave
         Theme_Keyword: Pathfinder
         Theme_Keyword: Polar
         Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
         Theme_Keyword: SSM/I
         Theme_Keyword: SSMIS
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Hudson Bay
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Global
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Baffin Bay
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Beaufort Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Chukchi Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Greenland Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Bering Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Southern Ocean > Amundsen Sea

   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
            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: NSIDC-0032

   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: Binary
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0032_ease_grid_tbs/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20140203

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20140203

   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