Entry_ID: NSIDC-0080
Entry_Title: Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Cavalieri, D. J., P. Gloersen, and H. Zwally.  Edited by J. Maslanik and J. Stroeve. 
   Dataset_Title: Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
   Dataset_Release_Date: 1999-12-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0080.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jim
   Last_Name: Maslanik
   Email: nsidc@kryos.colorado.edu
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jim
   Last_Name: Maslanik
   Email: nsidc@kryos.colorado.edu
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Gridded Data
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Polar
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Sensor_Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Sensor_Name: SSMIS > Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F15 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-3/F17 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1999-07-01
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: -60
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 60
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: ARCTIC
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 day
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Project: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Project: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC_DAAC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 200 - 1100 KB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: Summary

   









 The Near-Real-Time DMSP 
   SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperature product provides 
   near-real-time brightness temperatures for both the Northern and Southern 
   Hemispheres. These brightness temperatures are used to generate the 
   Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations. 
   Near-real-time passive microwave brightness temperatures are received daily 
   from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) on board the Defense  
   Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F17 satellite, and are gridded onto 
   the SSM/I polar stereographic grid. The SSMIS instrument is the next 
   generation Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) instrument. SSMIS data used 
   for this data set are received from the Comprehensive Large Array-data 
   Stewardship System (CLASS) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
   Administration (NOAA).  Two-byte scaled integer data are available via FTP at 
   a resolution of 25 km for the 19, 22, and 37 GHz channels, and at 12.5 km 
   resolution for the 85 and 91 GHz channels. NSIDC plans daily updates to the 
   data. These data will be retained on the FTP site until NSIDC's standard 
   brightness temperature product, DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded 
   Brightness Temperatures, is available.

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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0001.html
   Description: DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0081.html
   Description: DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nise1.html
   Description: Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Sea Ice Concentrations
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0081.html
   Description: Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Sea Ice Concentrations
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nise1.html
   Group: Description

      Near-Real-Time SSM/I-SSMIS EASE-Grid Daily Global Ice Concentration and Snow 
      Extent

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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0001.html
   Group: Description

      Near-Real-Time SSM/I-SSMIS EASE-Grid Daily Global Ice Concentration and Snow 
      Extent

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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1999-12-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-31
DIF_Revision_History:  Added notice regarding temporary suspension of CLASS data.