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APR-2 Dual-frequency Airborne Radar Observations, Wakasa Bay

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0195

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Im, E.
Publication Date: 20040220
Title: APR-2 Dual-frequency Airborne Radar Observations, Wakasa Bay
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0195.html

Description:

Abstract:

In January and February 2003, the Airborne Second Generation Precipitation Radar (APR-2) collected data in the Wakasa Bay AMSR-E validation campaign over the sea of Japan on board a NASA P-3 aircraft. Data were collected on all P-3 flights that encountered precipitation. APR-2 collected data at 13.405 and 35.605 GHz in a downward-looking, cross-track scanning geometry. The experiment was designed to validate the AMSR-E shallow rain and snow retrievals, and to extend the precipitation database needed to implement a physical validation strategy.

The Level 1 data product consists of the calibrated reflectivity at both 13.405 and 35.605 GHz, as well as the Doppler and linear depolarization ratio (LDR) at 13.405 GHz. Data are available via FTP in binary Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) and browse images.

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 4 May 2002. AMSR-E validation studies linked to rainfall experiments are designed to evaluate the accuracy of AMSR-E precipitation data.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Im, E.
Publication Date: 20040220
Title: APR-2 Dual-frequency Airborne Radar Observations, Wakasa Bay
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0195_rainfall_wakasa_apr2.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20030114
Ending Date: 20030203

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 130°
East Bounding Coordinate: 150°
North Bounding Coordinate: 45°
South Bounding Coordinate: 30°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Rate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Imagery
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: PR-2 Second Generation Precipitation Radar

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AIRCRAFT

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Aircraft
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: Hydrology
Theme Keyword: Japan
Theme Keyword: Ku- band radar
Theme Keyword: Ocean
Theme Keyword: Oceanographic Data
Theme Keyword: Precipitation
Theme Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: Precipitation Rate
Theme Keyword: Precipitation Total
Theme Keyword: Precipitation Type
Theme Keyword: Radar
Theme Keyword: Rain Over Oceans
Theme Keyword: Wakasa Bay

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Eastern Asia Japan
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean North Pacific Ocean Sea Of Japan

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0195

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: HDF

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130729

Metadata Review Date:

20130729

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

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