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AVHRR Leads-ARI Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0026

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Fetterer, F., and J. Hawkins
Publication Date: 20030515
Title: AVHRR Leads-ARI Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0026.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Fetterer, F., and J. Hawkins
Publication Date: 20030515
Title: AVHRR Leads-ARI Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0026_arctic_leads_ari.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19880101
Ending Date: 19891231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: 60°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Albedo
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Leads
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Reflectance
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Albedo
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Leads
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Reflectance
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Brightness Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Albedo

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 Keyword: LEADEX Arctic Leads Experiment
Theme Keyword: LEADS ARI Office of Naval Research Arctic Leads Accelerated Research Initiative

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: NOAA POES NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites
Theme Keyword: NOAA-10 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-10
Theme Keyword: NOAA-11 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
Theme Keyword: NOAA-8 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-8
Theme Keyword: NOAA-9 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: DOD
Theme Keyword: Ice Albedo
Theme Keyword: ice dynamics
Theme Keyword: Ice Temperature
Theme Keyword: IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
Theme Keyword: LEADEX
Theme Keyword: Leads
Theme Keyword: Leads Ari
Theme Keyword: NAVY
Theme Keyword: Office Of Naval Research
Theme Keyword: ONR
Theme Keyword: Polar Albedo
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar Arctic
Place Keyword: Ocean Arctic Ocean Barents Sea
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
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean North Pacific Ocean Bering 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
  • 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

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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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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-0026

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: IMG

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120816

Metadata Review Date:

20120816

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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata