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Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer Brightness Temperatures, Wakasa Bay, Japan

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0193

Summary

This data set includes calibrated brightness temperatures measured over Wakasa Bay in the Sea of Japan in January and February 2003. The MIR was carried on a military-type P-3 aircraft. Brightness temperatures were taken at 57 beam positions covering 100 degrees swath. These data were acquired in support of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) Wakasa Bay Field Campaign. Data are available in binary format from NSIDC via FTP. AMSR-E is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 4 May 2002. The Wakasa Bay Field Campaign was designed to validate both AMSR and AMSR-E shallow rainfall and snowfall retrieval capabilities.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 40°     S: 30°     E: 150°     W: 130°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Wang, J.
Dataset Title: Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer Brightness Temperatures, Wakasa Bay, Japan
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-18
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-0193.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-01-14
Stop Date: 2003-02-03

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA EASTERN ASIA JAPAN
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN SEA OF JAPAN

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Aircraft
  • AMSR-E
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Wakasa Bay

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT

Instrument

  • MIR Millimeter Imaging Radiometer

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: 178.05 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

James Wang
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: jwang@pop900.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 975

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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
AMSR-E Validation Data

Reference

Wang, J. R. and L. A. Chang. 1990. Retrieval of Water Vapor Profiles from Microwave Radiometric Measurements Near 90 and 183 GHz. J. Appl. Meteor. 29(10), 1005-1013.

Wang, J. R., S. H. Melfi, P. Racette, D. N. Whitemen, L. A. Chang, R. A. Ferrare, K. D. Evans and F. J. Schmidlin. 1995. Simultaneous Measurements of Atmospheric Water Vapor with MIR, Raman Lidar and Rawinsondes. J.Appl.Meteor. 34(7) 1595-1607.

Racette, P., R.F. Adler, A.J. Gasiewski, D.M. Jackson, J.R. Wang and D.S. Zacharias. 1996. An Airborne Millimeter-Wave Imaging Radiometer for Cloud, Precipitation and Water Vapor Studies. J. Atmos.Ocean.Tech. 13(3), 610-619.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-29

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