Entry_ID: NSIDC-0477
Entry_Title: MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald. 
   Dataset_Title: MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2013-01-07
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Version: 2
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0477.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0477.002
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Youngwook
   Last_Name: Kim
   Email: youngwook.kim@ntsg.umt.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: The University of Montana
      Address: Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
      Address: The University of Montana
      City: Missoula
      Province_or_State: MT
      Postal_Code:  59812
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: John
   Middle_Name: S.
   Last_Name: Kimball
   Email: johnk@ntsg.umt.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Montana
      Address: Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
      City: Missoula
      Province_or_State: MT
      Postal_Code: 59812
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Joe
   Last_Name: Glassy
   Email: joe.glassy@ntsg.umt.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: The University of Montana
      Address: Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
      Address: The University of Montana
      City: Missoula
      Province_or_State: MT
      Postal_Code: 59812
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kyle
   Middle_Name: C.
   Last_Name: McDonald
   Email: kyle.mcdonald@jpl.nasa.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: California Institute of Technology
      Address: Jet Propulsion Lab
      Address: JPL
      Address: California Institute of Technology
      Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive
      City: Pasadena
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 91109-8099
      Country: USA
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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: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Freeze/Thaw
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Freeze/Thaw
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Diurnal Freeze/thaw
Keyword: Freeze
Keyword: Frozen Ground
Keyword: Frozen Soil
Keyword: intermittently frozen ground
Keyword: SMMR
Keyword: SSM/I
Keyword: Thaw
Sensor_Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Sensor_Name: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Sensor_Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Source_Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
Source_Name: NIMBUS-7
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-06-19
   Stop_Date: 2011-09-27
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1979-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2010-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -86.7167
   Northernmost_Latitude: 86.7167
   Westernmost_Longitude: -179.9999
   Easternmost_Longitude: 179.9999
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 25 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 25km
   Temporal_Resolution: 12:00:00
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Project: MEASURES > Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: UMT
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: 25 KB
   Distribution_Format: GIF
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 200 KB
   Distribution_Format: HDF
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 50 KB
   Distribution_Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 3.2 MB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc0477-freeze-thaw-v2/images/figure1.gif
   Caption: Sample Image
   Description: Daily Composite AM/PM Freeze/Thaw Status for 9 April 2004
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Group: Reference

   Armstrong, R. L., and M. J. Brodzik. 1995. An Earth-Gridded SSM/I Data Set for 
   Cryospheric Studies and Global Change Monitoring. Advances in Space Research 
   16: 155-63.

   Brodzik, M. J. and R. L. Armstrong. 2002. EASE-Grid: A versatile set of 
   equal-area projections and grids. In M. Goodchild (Ed.), Discrete Global 
   Grids. Santa Barbara, California USA: National Center for Geographic 
   Information and Anlaysis.

   Ferraro, R. R., F. Weng, N. C. Grody, and A. Basist. 1996. An eight-year 
   (1987-1994) time series of rainfall, clouds, water vapor, snow cover, and sea 
   ice derived from SSM/I measurements. Bulletin of the American Meteorological 
   Society, 77(5), 891-905.

   Friedl, M. A., D. K. McIver, J. C. F. Hodges, X. Y. Zhang, D. Muchoney, A. H. 
   Strahler, C. E. Woodcock, S. Gopal, A. Schneider, A. Cooper, A. Baccini, F. 
   Gao, and C. Schaaf. 2002. Global land cover mapping from MODIS: algorithms and 
   early results. Remote Sensing of Environment, 83, 287-302

   GLOBE Task Team and others (Hasting, D. A., P. K. Dunbar, G. M. Elphingstone 
   et al.). 1999. The global land one-kilometer base elevation (GLOBE) digital 
   elevation model, version 1.0. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
   National Geophysical Data Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328, 
   U.S.A. Digital data base at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/topo/globe.html and 
   CD-ROMs.

   Jones, L.A., and J.S. Kimball, 2010. Daily Global Land Surface Parameters 
   Derived from AMSR-E, Version 1.1. Boulder Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the 
   National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0451.html.

   Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, K.C. McDonald and J. Glassy, 2010. MEaSUREs Global 
   Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 1 [1988 to 2007]. 
   Boulder Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. 
   http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0477.html.

   Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, K. C. McDonald, and J. Glassy. 2011. Developing a 
   Global Data Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status using Satellite 
   Microwave Remote Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

   Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, K. Zhang, and K.C. McDonald, 2012. Satellite Detection 
   of Increasing Northern Hemisphere Non-Frozen Seasons from 1979 to 2008: 
   Implications for Regional Vegetation Growth. Remote Sensing of Environment 
   121, 472-487.

   McDonald, K.C, and J.S. Kimball, 2005. Hydrological Application of Remote 
   Sensing: Freeze-thaw States using both Active and Passive Microwave Sensors. 
   Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. Part 5. Remote Sensing. M.G. Anderson 
   and J.J. McDonnell (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd. doi: 
   10.1002/0470848944.hsa059a.

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Group: Summary

   The MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status Version 2 
   product is a global record of the daily freeze/thaw (FT) status of the 
   landscape derived from satellite observations of radiometric brightness 
   temperatures. Two FT records are provided: a Scanning Multichannel Microwave 
   Radiometer (SMMR) and Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) record for the 
   years 1979 to 2010; and an Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth 
   Observing System (AMSR-E) record for the years 2002 to 2011.

   Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs 
   program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from 
   this documentation.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://freezethaw.ntsg.umt.edu
   Description: Freeze/Thaw Earth System Data Record Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2013-01-07
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-03-04
Group: DIF_Revision_History

   Removed the MEaSUREs logo from cat page. This is for Search cleanup for the 
   sponsored program short names. 

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