Entry_ID: NSIDC-0146
Entry_Title: CLPX-Satellite: Radarsat Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kyle
   Middle_Name: C.
   Last_Name: McDonald
   Email: kyle.mcdonald@jpl.nasa.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: California Institute of Technology
      Address: Jet Propulsion Lab
      Address: JPL
      Address: California Institute of Technology
      Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive
      City: Pasadena
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 91109-8099
      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: Radar
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Backscatter
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Imagery
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Radar
Keyword: Radarsat imagery
Keyword: Radarsat images
Keyword: SAR imagery
Keyword: SAR images
Keyword: Satellite Radar Data
Keyword: Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
Sensor_Name: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
Source_Name: RADARSAT-1
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-02-17
   Stop_Date: 2003-06-23
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 39.9
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40.7
   Westernmost_Longitude: -106.7
   Easternmost_Longitude: -105.9
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: COLORADO
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
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Project: CLPX > Cold Land Processes Field Experiment
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: 12.8 GB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: Reference

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

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Group: 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.

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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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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2005-02-04
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-06-27
DIF_Revision_History:  updating version info