Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0077

Summary

The Nimbus-5 Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) data set consists of gridded brightness temperature arrays for the Arctic and Antarctic, spanning 11 December 1972 through 16 May 1977. The data were gridded to a polar stereographic projection at 25 km resolution and adjusted to partially remove instrument drift and sensitivity shifts. The ESMR instrument senses horizontally polarized radiation at a frequency of 19 GHz. Daily data that could not be adjusted are missing from this updated data set. Data are in 2-byte integer flat-binary format, and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -50°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    
N: 90°     S: 50°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Parkinson, C. L., J. C. Comiso, and H. Zwally.
Dataset Title: Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
Dataset Release Date: 1999-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0077.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1972-12-11
Stop Date: 1977-05-16

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Arctic
  • Brightness Temperature
  • DAAC
  • EOSDIS
  • ESMR
  • NASA
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
  • Remote Sensing

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • NIMBUS-5

Instrument

  • ESMR Electronic Scanning Microwave Radiometer
  • RADIOMETERS

Project

  • EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC

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 Size: 209 - 272 KB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

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

Claire L. Parkinson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5715
Fax: 1 301 614-5644
Email: clairep@neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 971

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771

Claire L. Parkinson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5715
Fax: 1 301 614-5644
Email: clairep@neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 971

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771

Josephino 'Joey' C. Comiso
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5708
Email: josefino.c.comiso@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • Cryospheric Sciences Branch
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 614

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

H. Jay Zwally
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5643
Fax: 1 301 614-5644
Email: Jay.Zwally@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 971

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

H. Jay Zwally
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5643
Fax: 1 301 614-5644
Email: Jay.Zwally@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 971

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Reference

Comiso, J. C., and H. J. Zwally. 1980. Corrections for Anomalous Time Dependent Shifts in Brightness Temperature from Nimbus-5 ESMR. NASA TM-82055. Greenbelt, MD.

Parkinson, C., J. Comiso, H. J. Zwally, D. Cavalieri, P. Gloersen, and W. Campbell. 1987. Arctic Sea Ice, 1973-1976: Satellite Passive-Microwave Observations. NASA SP-489.

Parkinson, C., J. Comiso, and H. J. Zwally. 1987. Satellite-Derived Ice Data Sets No. 2: Arctic Monthly Average Microwave Brightness Temperatures and Sea Ice Concentrations, 1973-1976. NASA Technical Memorandum 87825.

Pearson, F. 1990. Map Projections: Theory and Applications. CRC Press. Boca Raton, Florida. 372 pages.

Snyder, J. P. 1987. Map Projections - A Working Manual. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1395. U.S. Government Printing Office. Washington, D.C. 383 pages.

Snyder, J. P. 1982. Map Projections Used by the U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1532.

Wilheit, T. 1972. The Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) Experiment. Nimbus-5 User's Guide. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. p. 59-105. Zwally, H. J., J. Comiso, C. Parkinson, W. Campbell, F. Carsey, and P. Gloersen. 1983. Antarctic Sea Ice, 1973-1976: Satellite Passive-Microwave Observations. NASA SP-459.

Zwally, H. J., J. Comiso, and C. Parkinson. 1981. Satellite-Derived Ice Data Sets No. 1: Antarctic Monthly Average Microwave Brightness Temperatures and Sea Ice Concentrations 1973-1976. NASA Technical Memorandum 83812.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1999-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-24

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