Entry_ID: NSIDC-0159
Entry_Title: CLPX-Airborne: Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer (POLSCAT) Data
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Yueh, S. H. 
   Dataset_Title: CLPX-Airborne: Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer (POLSCAT) Data
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-10-20
   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-0159.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Simon
   Middle_Name: H
   Last_Name: Yueh
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      Address: M/S 300-233
      Address: JPL
      City: Pasadena
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 91109
      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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Backscatter
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Keyword: Ku- band radar
Keyword: POLSCAT
Keyword: Scatterometer
Sensor_Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-02-21
   Stop_Date: 2002-02-21
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-02-23
   Stop_Date: 2002-02-23
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-03-25
   Stop_Date: 2002-03-25
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-03-25
   Stop_Date: 2003-03-25
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-03-28
   Stop_Date: 2003-03-28
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-03-30
   Stop_Date: 2003-03-30
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 40.34167
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40.56667
   Westernmost_Longitude: -106.81694
   Easternmost_Longitude: -106.54167
   Minimum_Altitude: 620.268 meters
   Maximum_Altitude: 999.744 meters
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 40.575
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40.78361
   Westernmost_Longitude: -106.41694
   Easternmost_Longitude: -106.14167
   Minimum_Altitude: 735.782 meters
   Maximum_Altitude: 830.884 meters
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 39.76694
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40.00833
   Westernmost_Longitude: -106.025
   Easternmost_Longitude: -105.71694
   Minimum_Altitude: 775.411 meters
   Maximum_Altitude: 1207.617 meters
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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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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
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Project: CLPX > Cold Land Processes Field Experiment
Access_Constraints: 2003 data available only to CLPX approved investigators until October 2004.
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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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: 10.34 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   Simon H. Yueh, William J. Wilson, and Steve Dinardo, Polarimetric  Radar 
   Remote Sensing of Ocean Surface Wind, IEEE Trans. Geosci.  Remote Sens., Vol. 
   40, No. 4, pp. 793-800, April 2002.

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Group: Summary

   This data set contains Ku-band polarimetric scatterometer (POLSCAT) data 
   collected as part of the Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) to enable 
   the development of a retrieval algorithm for snow water equivalent (SWE). 
   POLSCAT is a Ku-band polarimetric scatterometer operating at 13.95 GHz. 
   Flights were flown on 19, 21, and 23 February 2002 (during IOP1), 25 March 
   2002 (IOP2), and 25, 28 and 30 March 2003 (IOP 4). 205 flight lines of data 
   were collected over Fraser, North Park and Rabbit Ears MSAs. 

   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
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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: 2003-10-20
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-06-27
DIF_Revision_History:  updated version and citation