Entry_ID: NSIDC-0042
Entry_Title: DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Land Surface Products
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Neale, C. M.U. and M. J. McFarland. 
   Dataset_Title: DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Land Surface Products
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-05-16
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0042.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: C.
   Middle_Name: M.U.
   Last_Name: Neale
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Utah State University
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: M.
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: McFarland
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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: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Vegetation Cover
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Human Dimensions
   Term: Land Use/Land Cover
   Variable_Level_1: Land Use Classes
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Land Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Land Surface Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Land Use/Land Cover
   Variable_Level_1: Land Cover
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Land Use/Land Cover
   Variable_Level_1: Land Use Classes
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
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Keyword: Antenna Temperature
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Keyword: FNMOC
Keyword: Land Surface
Keyword: TA
Keyword: Tb
Sensor_Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1987-08-01
   Stop_Date: 1988-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -88
   Northernmost_Latitude: 88
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
   Minimum_Altitude: 833 kilometers
   Maximum_Altitude: 833 kilometers
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 day
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Project: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Project: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Project: NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER > NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program
Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   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
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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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 16 MB
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Group: Reference

   Satellite/Instrument/Data Processing Documentation

   Hollinger, J. P., R. Lo, G. Poe, R. Savage, and J. Peirce. 1987. Special 
   Sensor Microwave/Imager User's Guide.

   Hollinger, J. P., ed. 1989.DMSP Special Sensor Microwave/Imager 
   Calibration/Validation - Final Report - Volume I, Naval Research Laboratory, 
   Washington, DC.

   Hollinger, J. P. 1991. DMSP Special Sensor Microwave/Imager 
   Calibration/Validation Final Report - Volume II, Naval Research Laboratory, 
   Washington, DC.      Wentz, F.J. 1991. Revision-1 User's Manual SSM/I Antenna 
   Temperature Tapes, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 70 pp.

   Journal Articles and Study Reports

   McFarland, M. J., and C. Neale. 1991. Land Parameter Algorithm Validation and 
   Calibration. DMSP Special Sensor Microwave/Imager Calibration/Validation - 
   Final Report, Volume II, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, chap 9, pp 
   1-64.

   McFarland, M.J., R. L. Miller, and C. M. U. Neale. 1990.Land Surface 
   Temperature Derived From the SSM/I Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures. 
   IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 28(5):839-845.      Neale, 
   C.M.U., M.J. McFarland, and K. Chang. 1990.Land Surface-Type Classification 
   Using Microwave Brightness Temperatures From The Special Sensor 
   Microwave/Imager. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 
   28(5):829-838.      Hollinger, J. P., J. L. Peirce, and G. A. Poe. 1990. SSM/I 
   Instrument Evaluation. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 
   28(5):781-790.

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Group: Summary

   The Pathfinder Program, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
   Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
   (NASA), is tasked to produce long-term data sets for global change research. 
   The Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Pathfinder Level 2 Land Products 
   data set has been generated using the land classification algorithms developed 
   by Neale, and the land surface temperature algorithms developed by McFarland. 
   This data set includes both the land classification and land surface 
   temperature products.  The Pathfinder Level 2 Land Products data set is in 
   swath format. Coverage is global land surface, and covers 1 August 1987 
   through 31 March 1988. Data are available via ftp on request.

   The SSM/I Pathfinder Level 3 Land Products data set has been generated using 
   the Level 2 data described above. The Level 2 data were interpolated to a 
   longitude-latitude grid with a resolution of one degree. For the Benchmark 
   Period, the data were averaged over periods of five days (a pentad) or one 
   month, although, for the land classification product, the most commonly 
   occurring land class (the mode of the distribution within each bin) was chosen 
   as the class for that bin and for the period. The data set, including both 
   pentad and monthly grids, covers 1 August 1987 through 31 December 1988.

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DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-05-16
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