Entry_ID: ARCSS304
Entry_Title: High-Resolution QuickBird Imagery and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Manley, W. F., L. R. Lestak, C. E. Tweedie, and J. A. Maslanik.
   Dataset_Title: High-Resolution QuickBird Imagery and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2006-04-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss304.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: William
   Middle_Name: F.
   Last_Name: Manley
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address:  Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
      Address: 450 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Leanne
   Middle_Name: R.
   Last_Name: Lestak
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
      Address: University of Colorado
      Address: 216 UCB
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0216
      Country: USA
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Craig
   Last_Name: Tweedie
   Email: ctweedie@utep.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Texas at El Paso
      Address: Department of Biology
      Address: 500 University Blvd.
      Address: Biology Bldg., Room 226
      City: El Paso
      Province_or_State: TX
      Postal_Code: 79968-0513
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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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
   End_Group
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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
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Surface Radiative Properties
   Variable_Level_1: Reflectance
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Surface Radiative Properties
   Variable_Level_1: Reflectance
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Infrared Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Infrared Imagery
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Infrared Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Infrared Imagery
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Infrared Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Reflected Infrared
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Infrared Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Reflected Infrared
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Visible Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Visible Imagery
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Visible Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Visible Imagery
End_Group
ISO_Topic_Category: Geoscientific Information
Keyword: Alaska
Keyword: arcss304
Keyword: ARCSS Data Coordination Center
Keyword: Aspect
Keyword: Barrow
Keyword: Digital Elevation Model
Keyword: Digital Mapping
Keyword: GIS
Keyword: Infrared
Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Maps
Keyword: Multispectral
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: OPP0224071
Keyword: ORRI > Orthorectified Radar Imagery
Keyword: Panchromatic
Keyword: QuickBird
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Satellite Imagery
Keyword: Topography
Keyword: Visible Imagery
Sensor_Name: QUICKBIRD/BHRC-60 > QuickBird Ball High Resolution Camera 60
Source_Name: QUICKBIRD > DigitalGlobe's QuickBird
Source_Name: SATELLITES
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-08-01
   Stop_Date: 2002-08-02
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 71.14764
   Northernmost_Latitude: 71.405
   Westernmost_Longitude: -157.07033
   Easternmost_Longitude: -156.14847
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: ALASKA
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 2.8 m
   Longitude_Resolution: 2.8 m
End_Group
Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 0.7 m
   Longitude_Resolution: 0.7 m
End_Group
Project: NSF/OPP > Division of Polar Programs, Antarctic Research, Glaciology
Group: Quality

   Quality checks were performed throughout all processing procedures. Z-profiles 
   for multispectral tiles were viewed for various locations in the image. 
   Vegetation, water features and human-made features were checked for correct 
   radiometric values. Actual digital number (DN) values were checked for 
   individual tiles and for corresponding areas in the mosaics. Pixel 
   registration of panchromatic and multispectral tiles were checked.

   The Barrow orthoimagery location accuracy is defined as custom; the 
   investigator team supplied the digital elevation model (DEM) and ground 
   control points (GCPs). Imagery meets and usually exceeds QuickBird's 
   specifications for 1:12,000 scale orthoimagery, which is defined as 10.2 
   meters CE90% and 6.2 meters root-mean-square error. Radiometric, sensor, and 
   geometric corrections were applied to separate images by DigitalGlobe and 
   images were mapped to a cartographic projection using a digital elevation 
   model (DEM) to correct parallax error due to local topographic relief. Each 
   image has a different location accuracy. See the PDF file 'Barrow QuickBird 
   Quality Assessment Report.pdf' (distributed with the data) for GCPs used to 
   geocorrect imagery, correction errors, and other issues related to quality 
   control.

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Group: Access_Constraints

   Data are available on four DVDs and are restricted to NSF OPP Arctric Sciences 
   Section-funded investigators. To place an order, visit the NSIDC catalog 
   description (http://nsidc.org/data/arcss304.html) for this data set. Click 
   'Register for Data' and read the license agreement. Scroll to the end of the 
   agreement to accept it. You will be directed to a registration form; please 
   complete this and provide your most recent NSF OPP grant number. NSIDC User 
   Services will verify the grant number and contact you soon with an order 
   confirmation.

   Reduced-resolution (http://nsidc.org/data/arcss305.html) versions of these 
   data are available to the general public.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: ARCSS
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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: ACADIS > The Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data & Information Service
   Data_Center_URL: nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: ACADIS
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone:  303 492-6199 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: University of Colorado
         Address: 449 UCB
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: DVD
   Distribution_Size: 17 GB
   Distribution_Format: ESRI Grid
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: DVD
   Distribution_Size: 17 GB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: DVD
   Distribution_Size: 17 GB
   Distribution_Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: DVD
   Distribution_Size: 17 GB
   Distribution_Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
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Group: Summary

   This data set contains high-resolution QuickBird imagery and geospatial data 
   for the entire Barrow QuickBird image area (156.15° W - 157.07° W, 71.15° N - 
   71.41° N) and Barrow B4 Quadrangle (156.29° W - 156.89° W, 71.25° N - 71.40° 
   N), for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing 
   software. The original QuickBird data sets were acquired by DigitalGlobe from 
   1 to 2 August 2002, and consist of orthorectified satellite imagery. Federal 
   Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)-compliant metadata for all value-added data 
   sets are provided in text, HTML, and XML formats.

   Accessory layers include: 1:250,000- and 1:63,360-scale USGS Digital Raster 
   Graphic (DRG) mosaic images (GeoTIFF format); 1:250,000- and 1:63,360-scale 
   USGS quadrangle index maps (ESRI Shapefile format); an index map for the 62 
   QuickBird tiles (ESRI Shapefile format); and a simple polygon layer of the 
   extent of the Barrow QuickBird image area and the Barrow B4 quadrangle area 
   (ESRI Shapefile format).

   Unmodified QuickBird data comprise 62 data tiles in Universal Transverse 
   Mercator (UTM) Zone 4 in GeoTIFF format. Standard release files describing the 
   QuickBird data are included, along with the DigitalGlobe license agreement and 
   product handbooks.

   The baseline geospatial data support education, outreach, and 
   multi-disciplinary research of environmental change in Barrow, which is an 
   area of focused scientific interest. Data are provided on four DVDs. This 
   product is available only to investigators funded specifically from the 
   National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Arctic 
   Sciences Section. An NSF OPP award number must be provided when ordering this 
   data.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/barrow/
   Description: Imagery and Related GIS Data for Barrow, Alaska, USA
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://instaar.colorado.edu/QGISL/barrow_high_res/
   Description: Product Description at Quaternary GIS Laboratory
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/barrow/
   Group: Description

      Radar Imagery, Digital Elevation Models, and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, 
      Alaska, USA

   End_Group
End_Group
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2006-04-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-03-12
DIF_Revision_History: Removed the ARCSS logo and added the ACADIS logo.