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CLPX-Satellite: AMSR-E Brightness Temperature Grids

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0145

Summary

This data set includes Aqua Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) passive microwave brightness temperatures gridded to the geographic (lat-lon) and UTM grids of the Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) Large Regional Study Area (LRSA). Data are provided for passive microwave frequencies at 6.9, 10.7, 18.7,23.8, 36.5 and 89.0 GHz, separated by ascending and descending satellite passes, and include time files. These data are interpolated from swath space using inverse distance squared resampling. Grid resolution is approximately 25 km. Temporal coverage is 1 February - 31 May, 2003. Satellite passive microwave brightness temperatures can be used to derive snow water equivalent.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 42°     S: 38.5°     E: -104°     W: -108.5°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Brodzik, M.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Satellite: AMSR-E Brightness Temperature Grids
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-26
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-0145.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-02-01
Stop Date: 2003-05-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COLORADO. WYOMING

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature
  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Microwave Imagery
  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Microwave Radiance

Ancillary Keywords

  • Passive Microwave
  • Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
  • Passive Microwave Data
  • Passive Microwave Radiation

Platform

  • AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA

Instrument

  • AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

Project

  • CLPX Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

Quality

All gridded data files were examined manually. The input Level 2A data (B01) were produced using the latest released calibration parameters, first released to the public in January, 2004.

Access Constraints

None.

Use Constraints

None.

Data Set Progress

in work

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: 26 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

Mary J. Brodzik
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: brodzik@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

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

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

Richard Armstrong
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: rlax@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

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

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

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

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Reference

Ashcroft, P., and F. Wentz. 2003. AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures (Tb) V001 (September 2003). Boulder, CO, USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

Ashcroft, P. and F. Wentz. 2000. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the AMSR Level 2A Algorithm, Revised 03 November. Santa Rosa, CA, USA: Remote Sensing Systems. Kelly, R. E, A. T. Chang, L. Tsang and J. L. Foster. 2003. A Prototype AMSR-E Global Snow Area and Snow Depth Algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41(2), 230-242.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-27

Metadata Views

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

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