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CLPX-Airborne: Multiband Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Imagery

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0155

Summary

This data set provides multiband polarimetric brightness temperature images over three 25 x 25 km Meso-cell Study Areas (MSAs) in Northern Colorado. The purpose of collecting these data within the overall aims of the NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) is to 1) provide multiband polarimetric dry snow microwave images using AMSR-E bands at a spatial resolution representative of the topography and vegetation cover, and 2) provide a simulated AMSR-E microwave data set coincident with the CLPX AIRSAR imagery for joint snow algorithm retrieval studies. Data were collected using the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL) Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR), an airborne multiband, conical-scanning, imaging radiometer system. PSR/A data were collected from a series of flight lines flown over the MSAs in February and March 2002 and 2003. PSR/A data are available via FTP as binary files (*.bin) and MATLAB files (*.mat).

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 were collected. Data collection focused 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.

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Stankov, B. and A. J. Gasiewski.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Airborne: Multiband Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Imagery
Dataset Release Date: 2004-08-20
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-0155.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-02-19
Stop Date: 2002-02-21

Start Date: 2003-02-22
Stop Date: 2003-02-25

Start Date: 2003-03-25
Stop Date: 2003-03-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COLORADO

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover
  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave
  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature
  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Microwave Imagery
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover

Ancillary Keywords

  • Brightness Temperature
  • Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
  • PSR
  • Seasonal Snow Cover
  • Snow Cover

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT

Instrument

  • PSR Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer

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: 1.9 - 8.8 MB
Distribution Format: MATLAB

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1.9 - 8.8 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1.9 - 8.8 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Boba Stankov
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory
  • Microwave Systems Development Division
  • 325 Broadway

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305
Country: USA

Albin J. Gasiewski
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • NOAA
  • NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
  • 325 Broadway R/ETL

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305

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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CLPX Site

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Reference

Stankov, B. Boba, Albin J. Gasiewski, Marian Klein, Vladimir Leuski, Bob L. Weber, Vladimir Irisov, Don Cline, and A. Yevgrafov. 2003. Airborne Measurement of Snow Cover Properties using the Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer during the Cold Land Processes Experiments (CLPX02-03. IGARSS2003, July 21-25, Toulouse, France.

Yueh, Simon H., William J. Wilson, and Steve Dinard . 2002. Polarimetric Radar Remote Sensing of Ocean Surface Wind. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 40, N . 4, pp. 793-800.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-27

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