Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0001

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Maslanik, J. and J. Stroeve. 
         Publication_Date: 20040510
         Title: DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
         Edition: 4
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0001.html

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         NSIDC produces daily gridded brightness temperature data from orbital swath 
         data generated by the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) aboard the 
         Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F8, F11, and F13 platforms and 
         the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) aboard DMSP-F17. The SSM/I 
         and SSMIS channels used to calculate brightness temperatures include 19.3 GHz 
         vertical and horizontal, 22.2 GHz vertical, 37.0 GHz vertical and horizontal, 
         85.5 GHz vertical and horizontal (on SSM/I), and 91.7 GHz vertical and 
         horizontal (on SSMIS). Thus, a total of nine channels result from vertical and 
         horizontal polarization for each of five frequencies, with the exception of 
         22.2 GHz, which is vertical only. The gridded brightness temperatures are 
         distributed in polar stereographic projection. Orbital data for each 24-hour 
         period are mapped to respective grid cells using a simple sum and average 
         method (drop-in-the-bucket method). 85.5 GHz and 91.7 GHz data are gridded at 
         a resolution of 12.5 km, with all other frequencies at a resolution of 25 km. 
         All SSM/I and SSMIS gridded brightness temperature data are stored as scaled 
         2-byte integers in flat binary arrays and are available via FTP.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Maslanik, J. and J. Stroeve. 
               Publication_Date: 20040510
               Title: DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0001_ssmi_tbs.gd.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19870709
            Ending_Date: Unknown
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: In work
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
         Theme_Keyword: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
         Theme_Keyword: SSMIS > Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-3/F17 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctic
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic
         Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS
         Theme_Keyword: Gridded Data
         Theme_Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
         Theme_Keyword: Passive Microwave
         Theme_Keyword: Polar
         Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Hudson Bay
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Baffin Bay
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Beaufort Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Chukchi Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Greenland Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Bering Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Southern Ocean > Amundsen Sea

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Resource_Description: NSIDC-0001

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: Binary
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0001_polar_stereo_tbs/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20130619

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20130619

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002