AVHRR Leads-ARI Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0026

Summary

This data set consists of AVHRR imagery selected from hard copy 'quick look' images to provide the best coverage possible over the Arctic approximately every three days for a three-year period. Level-1B data from NOAA/SDSD have been calibrated and mapped to earth locations, then gridded to 1 km pixels on a basin scale to the polar stereographic projection. The projection is similar to that used by NSIDC to produce DMSP SSM/I polar brightness temperature and sea ice products. Each image was ranked for areal coverage of particular seas and for degree of cloud coverage. Passes covering a large area are generally favored over shorter passes with less cloud cover. The data set was developed in support of the Office Of Naval Research Arctic Leads Accelerated Research Initiative (Arctic Leads ARI). The aim of the Initiative was to develop a more thorough understanding of the oceanography, meteorology, and ice dynamics surrounding formation and evolution of leads in sea ice. The leads ARI field experiment took place from March to April 1992.

A spreadsheet containing the image rankings is available in hard copy (NOARL Tech. Note 118, April 1991); paper copies of the spreadsheet are available on request. Data set information is available on-line. Data are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 60°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Fetterer, F., and J. Hawkins
Dataset Title: AVHRR Leads-ARI Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0026.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-12-31

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR ARCTIC
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN BERING SEA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Albedo
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Leads
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Reflectance
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Albedo
  • Oceans Sea Ice Leads
  • Oceans Sea Ice Reflectance
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Brightness Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Albedo

Ancillary Keywords

  • DOD
  • Ice Albedo
  • ice dynamics
  • Ice Temperature
  • IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
  • LEADEX
  • Leads
  • Leads Ari
  • NAVY
  • Office Of Naval Research
  • ONR
  • Polar Albedo
  • Sea Ice

Platform

  • NOAA-10 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-10
  • NOAA-11 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
  • NOAA-8 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-8
  • NOAA-9 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9
  • NOAA POES NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites

Instrument

  • AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

Project

  • EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
  • LEADEX Arctic Leads Experiment
  • LEADS ARI Office of Naval Research Arctic Leads Accelerated Research Initiative
  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: IMG

Personnel

Florence Fetterer
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AVHRR Data at NSIDC

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Sea Ice Products at NSIDC

Reference

Abel, P., Prelaunch calibration of the NOAA-11 AVHRR visible and near IR channels, Remote Sensing of the Environment, v. 31, pp. 227-229, 1990. Fetterer, F.M.; Hawkins, J.D., An AVHRR data set for the Arctic Leads ARI, Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Technical Note 118, 61p., 1991.

Fetterer, F.; Hawkins, J., Data set of Arctic AVHRR imagery for the study of leads. Annals of Glaciology, 17, pp. 398-404, 1993.

Kidwell, K.B., NOAA Polar Orbiter Data Users Guide, NOAA/NESDIS, Satellite Data Services Division, 1986 (rev. 1988).

Lauritson, L; Nelson. G.J.; Porto, F.W., Data extraction and calibration of TIROS-N/NOAA radiometers. NOAA Tech. Memo. NESS-107, 1979. Lindsay, R.W; Rothrock, D.A., Arctic sea ice surface temperature from AVHRR. Journal of Climate, 7(1), pp. 174-183, 1994.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-16

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