Entry_ID: NSIDC-0193
Entry_Title: Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer Brightness Temperatures, Wakasa Bay, Japan
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: James
   Last_Name: Wang
   Email: jwang@pop900.gsfc.nasa.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
      Address: Code 975
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
      Country: USA
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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: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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Keyword: Aircraft
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Keyword: Wakasa Bay
Sensor_Name: MIR > Millimeter Imaging Radiometer
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-01-14
   Stop_Date: 2003-02-03
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 30
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40
   Westernmost_Longitude: 130
   Easternmost_Longitude: 150
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: JAPAN
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion2: SEA OF JAPAN
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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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 178.05 MB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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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/amsr_validation/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-03-18
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-29
DIF_Revision_History:  added creator & updated publisher