Entry_ID: NSIDC-0208
Entry_Title: Meltpond2000 Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Brightness Temperatures
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Klein, M., A. J. Gasiewski, D. J. Cavalieri, and T. Markus. 
   Dataset_Title: Meltpond2000 Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Brightness Temperatures
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2004-02-13
   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-0208.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Marian
   Last_Name: Klein
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado at Boulder  - NOAA
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305-3328
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Albin
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Gasiewski
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOAA
      Address: Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: 325 Broadway R/ETL
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Donald
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Cavalieri
   Email: Donald.J.Cavalieri@nasa.gov
   Phone: 1 301 614-5901 x
   Fax: 1 301  614-5644 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
      Address: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
      Address: NASA/GSFC
      Address: Mail Code: 615
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Donald
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Cavalieri
   Email: Donald.J.Cavalieri@nasa.gov
   Phone: 1 301 614-5901 x
   Fax: 1 301  614-5644 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
      Address: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
      Address: NASA/GSFC
      Address: Mail Code: 615
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thorsten
   Last_Name: Markus
   Email: thorsten.markus@nasa.gov
   Phone: 1 301 614-5882 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Goddard Space Flight Center
      Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
      Address: Instrumentation Sciences Branch
      Address: Code 614.6
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Infrared Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness 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: AMSR-E
Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Keyword: Baffin Bay
Keyword: Canadian Arctic
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: Meltpond2000
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Keyword: PSR
Keyword: Radiometers
Keyword: Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Ice Temperatures
Keyword: SLFMR
Sensor_Name: INFRARED RADIOMETERS
Sensor_Name: RADIOMETERS
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2000-06-26
   Stop_Date: 2000-07-06
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 68.96694
   Northernmost_Latitude: 76.42194
   Westernmost_Longitude: -105.02194
   Easternmost_Longitude: -63.19694
   Minimum_Altitude: 1371.6 meters
   Maximum_Altitude: 5791.2 meters
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ARCTIC OCEAN
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Group: Quality

   Data in the TB maps are not compensated for incident angle variations caused 
   either by aicraft roll and pitch or, in the case of the SLFMR, by the 
   cross-track scanning mode. Although the PSR scans at fixed angles, aircraft 
   pitch and roll variations influence the incident angle by as much as +/- 3 deg 
   in angle, or roughly +/- 7 K for vertical and +/- 4 K for horizontal 
   polarization over water. All channels worked well providing approximately 0.5 
   K to 1 K root-mean-square (RMS) noise for 20 ms integration. One exception was 
   the 89 GHz vertical channel, which was not calibrated due to spurious noise 
   (Klein et al. 2001). The 89 GHz noise is presumed to be from iron epoxy debris 
   on the sensor.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC_DAAC
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
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   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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 647 MB
   Distribution_Format: MATLAB
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Group: Reference

   Cavalieri, D.J. 2000. EOS Aqua AMSR-E sea ice validation program: Meltpond2000 
   flight report. NASA Technical Memorandum, NASA/TM 2000-209972. Greenbelt, MD, 
   USA: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

   Ivanoff, A. 'Meltpond2000.' Sea Ice Remote Sensing. 23 May 2003. 
   http://polynya.gsfc.nasa.gov/seaice_mp2000.html. Accessed January 2004.

   Klein, M., A.J. Gasiewski, K. Schuler, D. Cavalieri, T. Markus, and A. 
   Yevgrafov. 2001. Sea ice brightness imagery observed during the Meltpond 2002 
   experiment. In Scanning the present and resolving the future, Proceedings of 
   the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2001. Vol. VI, p. 
   2853-2855.

   Klein, M., and A.J. Gasiewski. 2002. Meltpond 2000 PSR processing - final 
   report. Boulder, CO, USA: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory.

   Klein, M., and A.J. Gasiewski. 2000. CAMEX3 polarimetric scanning radiometer 
   MATLAB mapping software description. Boulder, CO, USA: NOAA Environmental 
   Technology Laboratory.

   Markus, T., D. J. Cavalieri, and A. Ivanoff. 2002. The potential of using 
   Landsat 7 data for the classification of sea ice surface conditions during 
   summer. Annals of Glaciology 34: 415-419. 

    Markus, T., D. J. Cavalieri, M. A. Tschudi, and A. Ivanoff. 2003. Comparison 
   of aerial video and Landsat 7 data over ponded sea ice. Remote Sensing of the 
   Environment 86: 458-469.

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Group: Summary

   The Meltpond2000 project was the first in a series of Arctic and Antarctic 
   aircraft campaigns to validate sea ice algorithms developed for the Advanced 
   Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E), primarily to 
   quantify errors in AMSR-E sea ice products resulting from the presence of melt 
   ponds. The AMSR-E validation effort addresses data quality through 
   comprehensive calibration and validation programs. These programs characterize 
   and document the accuracy and precision of AMSR-E observations and their 
   derived products. Data were collected from five flights over Baffin Bay and 
   the Canadian Archipelago from 26 June 2000 to 6 July 2000. All measurements 
   fall within 68.967 deg N - 76.422 deg N, 63.197 deg W - 105.022 deg W. Spatial 
   resolution varies from 0.13 km to 3.6 km, depending on the sensor. Data are 
   provided as MATLAB files, requiring MATLAB version 5.3 or greater. These data 
   and MATLAB programs to generate brightness temperature (TB) maps 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
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   URL: http://polynya.gsfc.nasa.gov/seaice_mp2000.html
   Description: Meltpond2000
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice/
   Description: Sea Ice Data at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice/
   Description: Sea Ice Products at NSIDC
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-02-13
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-26
DIF_Revision_History:  added creators & updated publisher