DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures

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DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures

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:

2014-11-27

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0001.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
Date:
Date: 2004
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition: 4
Edition Date: 2004-05-10
Identifier: NSIDC-0001
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:

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

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.

Maslanik, J. and J. Stroeve. 2004, updated 2012. DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures. Version 4. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jim Maslanik
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
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@kryos.colorado.edu

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jim Maslanik
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
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@kryos.colorado.edu

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Julienne Stroeve
Organization Name: CIRES
Contact:

Contact Address:

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

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Walt Meier
Organization Name: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: walter.n.meier@nasa.gov

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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: Continent > North America > Canada > Hudson Bay
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Baffin Bay
Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Beaufort Sea
Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Chukchi Sea
Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Greenland Sea
Keyword: Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Bering Sea
Keyword: Ocean > Southern Ocean > Amundsen Sea
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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 > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Keyword: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
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Value: theme
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Citation Information:

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

Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: Gridded Data
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Polar
Keyword: Remote Sensing
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Topic Category:

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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: 19870709
End Position: Unknown

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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
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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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 0.2 to 1 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0001_polar_stereo_tbs/
Description: Data Access URL
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0001_ssmi_tbs.gd.html
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Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

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

Instrument:

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

Platform Information:

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

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