Entry_ID: NSIDC-0145
Entry_Title: CLPX-Satellite: AMSR-E Brightness Temperature Grids
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Mary J.
   Last_Name: Brodzik
   Email: brodzik@nsidc.org
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      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
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Richard
   Last_Name: Armstrong
   Email: rlax@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: Colorado
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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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: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Microwave Imagery
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Microwave Radiance
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Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Keyword: Passive Microwave Data
Keyword: Passive Microwave Radiation
Sensor_Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Source_Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-02-01
   Stop_Date: 2003-05-31
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 38.5
   Northernmost_Latitude: 42
   Westernmost_Longitude: -108.5
   Easternmost_Longitude: -104
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: COLORADO. WYOMING
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Project: CLPX > Cold Land Processes Field Experiment
Group: 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.

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Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints: None.
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
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 26 MB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/clpx/
   Description: CLPX Site
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/forms/nsidc0112.html
   Description: Register as a CLPX user
End_Group
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-01-26
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-06-27
DIF_Revision_History:  updated citation info