AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids

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AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids

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

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Date Stamp:

2014-12-22

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ae_si12.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids
Date:
Date: 2014
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition: 3
Edition Date: 2014-07-01
Identifier: AE_SI12
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_SI12.003
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
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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

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 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_SI12) includes brightness temperatures at 18.7 through 89.0 GHz, sea ice concentration, and snow depth over sea ice. Data are mapped to a polar stereographic grid at 12.5 km spatial resolution. Sea ice concentration and brightness temperatures include daily ascending averages, daily descending averages, and daily averages; snow depth over sea ice data is a five-day running average. Data are stored in HDF-EOS format and are available from 01 June 2002 to 4 October 2011 via FTP.

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.

Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, and J. C. Comiso. 2014. AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids. Version 3. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_SI12.003.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Donald J. Cavalieri
Organization Name: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5901 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Donald.J.Cavalieri@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Donald J. Cavalieri
Organization Name: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5901 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Donald.J.Cavalieri@nasa.gov

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Josephino 'Joey' C. Comiso
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5708

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: josefino.c.comiso@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thorsten Markus
Organization Name: Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5882

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: thorsten.markus@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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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

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword Type:
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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 > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Snow Depth
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Snow Depth
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
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Value: discipline
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Citation Information:

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

Keyword: EOS > Earth Observing System
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Citation Information:

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

Keyword: AE_SI12
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Antarctic Sea Ice
Keyword: Aqua
Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Keyword: BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURES
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: EOS PM-1
Keyword: Imagery
Keyword: Leads
Keyword: Modified Bootstrap Algorithm
Keyword: Modified NASA Team Algorithm
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Passive Microwave Radiation
Keyword: Passive Microwave Sea Ice Data
Keyword: Polar Sea Ice
Keyword: Polynyas
Keyword: Radiance
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Sea Ice Concentrations
Keyword: Sea Ice Extent
Keyword: Sea Ice Variability
Keyword: Snow cover over sea ice
Keyword: Snow Depth Over Sea Ice
Keyword: Southern Ocean
Keyword: Tbs
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Value: theme
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eng; usa

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Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -90
Northbound Latitude: 90

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20020601
End Position: 20111004

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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

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: HDF-EOS
Specification: FTP 60 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://n5eil01u.ecs.nsidc.org/SAN/AMSA/AE_SI12.003
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Function:

Value:
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/ae_si12_12km_tb_sea_ice_and_snow.gd.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 60
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

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Description: satellite
Instrument: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

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