Entry_ID: NSIDC-0194
Entry_Title: AMMR Air and Brightness Temperature Data, Wakasa Bay
Group: 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
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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
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
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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: Air Temperature
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Rainfall Algorithm
Sensor_Name: AMMR > Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-01-14
   Stop_Date: 2003-02-03
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 30.6763
   Northernmost_Latitude: 41.476
   Westernmost_Longitude: 134.0313
   Easternmost_Longitude: 150.3528
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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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Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 00:00:01
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Quality: Temperature sensitivity is < 0.5 K, and calibration accuracy is about +/- 4 K.
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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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 1.55 to 1.99 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://rain.atmos.colostate.edu/Wakasa/
   Description: Wasaka Bay Field Experiment
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-03-30
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-29
DIF_Revision_History:  added creator & updated publisher