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CLPX-Satellite: Radarsat Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0146

Summary

This data set consists of time-series spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery of the three Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) Meso-cell Study Areas (MSAs) (Fraser, Rabbit Ears, and North Park) acquired by the RADARSAT-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). Images are derived from C-band (5.3 GHz frequency, 5.66 cm wavelength) HH-polarization Standard Beam data for multiple incidence angles. SAR data were acquired through the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) and post-processed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, for derivation of ancillary data and assembly of the database. The data series consists of 195 individual radar scenes acquired from 17 February to 23 June 2003. Calibrated radar backscatter images are provided in binary format together with header and facility data record information for each image.

Note that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) holds copyrights over all RADARSAT-1 SAR data. NASA/NOAA-approved SAR researchers are can obtain these data directly from ASF, as per agreements between NASA/NOAA and CSA. No commercial use is allowed of the data or any products derived there from. Users of this data must submit a Research Agreement to ASF.


The NASA CLPX is a multi-sensor, multi-scale experiment that focuses on extending a local-scale understanding of water fluxes, storage, and transformations to regional and global scales. Within a framework of nested study areas in the central Rocky Mountains of the western United States, ranging from 1-ha to 160,000 km2, intensive ground, airborne, and spaceborne observations are collected. Data collection focuses on two seasons: mid-winter, when conditions are generally frozen and dry, and early spring, a transitional period when both frozen and thawed, dry and wet conditions are widespread.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 40.7°     S: 39.9°     E: -105.9°     W: -106.7°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: McDonald, K. C.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Satellite: Radarsat Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
Dataset Release Date: 2005-02-04
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-0146.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-02-17
Stop Date: 2003-06-23

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA COLORADO
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Radar
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Imagery

Ancillary Keywords

  • Radar
  • Radarsat imagery
  • Radarsat images
  • SAR imagery
  • SAR images
  • Satellite Radar Data
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • RADARSAT-1

Instrument

  • SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar

Project

  • CLPX Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 12.8 GB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

Kyle C. McDonald
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: kyle.mcdonald@jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Jet Propulsion Lab
  • JPL
  • California Institute of Technology
  • 4800 Oak Grove Drive

City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
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

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
CLPX Site

Reference

Detailed information concerning RADARSAT operation and processing may be found on the ASF web site ( http://www.asf.alaska.edu).

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2005-02-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-27

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

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

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