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AMMR Air and Brightness Temperature Data, Wakasa Bay

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0194

Summary

The Wakasa Bay Field Campaign was conducted in January and February 2003 to validate rainfall algorithms developed for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). The primary objective was to validate both AMSR and AMSR-E shallow rainfall and snowfall retrievals. An Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (AMMR) aboard a NASA P-3 Orion collected 37 GHz and 21 GHz brightness temperatures (TBs) and air temperatures on 14 January, 19 January, 21 January, and 03 February 2003. All measurements fall within 30.6763 deg N to 41.476 deg N, 134.0313 deg E to 150.3528 deg E. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 41.476°     S: 30.6763°     E: 150.3528°     W: 134.0313°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Wang, J.
Dataset Title: AMMR Air and Brightness Temperature Data, Wakasa Bay
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-30
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-0194.html

Temporal Coverage

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

Data Resolution

Temporal Resolution: 00:00:01

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN SEA OF JAPAN

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Aircraft
  • Air Temperature
  • AMSR-E
  • Brightness Temperature
  • EOSDIS
  • NASA
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Rainfall Algorithm

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT

Instrument

  • AMMR Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer

Quality

Temperature sensitivity is < 0.5 K, and calibration accuracy is about +/- 4 K.

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: 1.55 to 1.99 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Wasaka Bay Field Experiment

Reference

'NASA Joins Snow Study over the Sea of Japan.' 29 January 2003. http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2003/0122japansnow.html. Accessed March 2004.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-29

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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