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Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX) Ground-Based Radar Polar Volume Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0209

Summary

This data set includes non-Doppler polar volume reflectivity data from the Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX). Data were collected on Sweden's Gotland Island, using an Ericsson radar mounted at 56 m above sea level. The radar provided 12 scanning angles. Measurements were taken between 1 September 2002 and 31 May 2003. BALTEX data sets will be used for validation of AMSR-E and Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)/Humidity Sounder for Brazil (HSB) Level 1 brightness temperatures and Level 2 cloud and precipitation parameters. Data are available in network Common Data Format (netCDF) from NSIDC via FTP.

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 4 May 2002. The Baltic Sea Experiment's (BALTEX) Radar Data Centre (BRDC), operated by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), collects data from as many radars in or near the Baltic region as possible. During the Main Observational Phase (October 1999 - February 2002), data from 25 radars in six countries have covered the Baltic region every 15 minutes. High-latitude data are recorded from 50 to 70 degrees North, and they complement pre-existing efforts in the mid-latitudes and tropics.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 57.24°     S: 57.24°     E: 18.39°     W: 18.39°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Bennartz, R.
Dataset Title: Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX) Ground-Based Radar Polar Volume Data
Dataset Release Date: 2004-04-29
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-0209.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-09-01
Stop Date: 2003-05-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE NORTHERN EUROPE SCANDANAVIA SWEDEN

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Radar
  • Rain Amount
  • Rainfall Amount
  • Surface Rainfall
  • Surface Reflectance
  • Sweden
  • Total Rainfall

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging

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: 2.3 MB
Distribution Format: NetCDF

Personnel

Ralf Bennartz
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Madison, WI

City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Country: USA

Daniel Michelson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
  • Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Country: Sweden

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
BALTEX Radar Data Centre

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Global Energy and Water Experiment BALTEX site

Reference

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-04-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-29

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