MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status

Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Date Stamp:

2014-10-22

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0477.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
Date:
Date: 2014
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition: 3
Edition Date: 2014-08-06
Identifier: NSIDC-0477
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0477.003
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Abstract:

The MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 3 data set is a global record of the daily freeze/thaw (F/T) status of the landscape derived from satellite observations of radiometric brightness temperatures. Two F/T records are provided: one derived from Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) data for the years 1979 to 2012; and a second derived from Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) data 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.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald. 2014. MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status. Version 3. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0477.003.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Youngwook Kim
Organization Name: The University of Montana
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: The University of Montana
City: Missoula
Administrative Area: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA
Email: youngwook.kim@ntsg.umt.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: John S. Kimball
Organization Name: University of Montana
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Missoula
Administrative Area: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA
Email: johnk@ntsg.umt.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Joe Glassy
Organization Name: The University of Montana
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: The University of Montana
City: Missoula
Administrative Area: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA
Email: joe.glassy@ntsg.umt.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Kyle C. McDonald
Organization Name: California Institute of Technology
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: JPL
City: Pasadena
Administrative Area: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA
Email: kyle.mcdonald@jpl.nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Maintenance Information:

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

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Browse Graphic:

Image File: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc-0477/images/figure1-v03.gif
File Description: Sample Image Figure 1: Daily Composite AM/PM Freeze/Thaw Status for 9 April 2004

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Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Global
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: MEASURES > Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

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: SSMIS
Keyword: Thaw
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -179.9999
Eastbound Longitude: 179.9999
Southbound Latitude: -86.7167
Northbound Latitude: 86.7167

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19790101
End Position: 20121231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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Data File Format:

Name: GIF
Specification: FTP 25 KB

Data File Format:

Name: HDF
Specification: FTP 200 KB

Data File Format:

Name: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
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Online Transfer Options:

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Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0477_MEASURES_freeze_thaw_v3
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc-0477/
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Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSMIS > Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-3/F17 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NIMBUS-7
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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