Entry_ID: NSIDC-0155
Entry_Title: CLPX-Airborne: Multiband Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Imagery
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Boba
   Last_Name: Stankov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: Microwave Systems Development Division
      Address: 325 Broadway
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Albin
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Gasiewski
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOAA
      Address: Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: 325 Broadway R/ETL
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
   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: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
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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: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Keyword: PSR
Keyword: Seasonal Snow Cover
Keyword: Snow Cover
Sensor_Name: PSR > Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-02-19
   Stop_Date: 2002-02-21
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-02-22
   Stop_Date: 2003-02-25
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-03-25
   Stop_Date: 2003-03-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: COLORADO
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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
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   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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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 1.9 - 8.8 MB
   Distribution_Format: MATLAB
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 1.9 - 8.8 MB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 1.9 - 8.8 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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. 

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   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
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/forms/nsidc0112.html
   Description: Register as a CLPX user
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-08-20
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-06-27
DIF_Revision_History:  updated version & citation