Entry_ID: NSIDC-0209
Entry_Title: Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX) Ground-Based Radar Polar Volume Data
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ralf
   Last_Name: Bennartz
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Address: University of Wisconsin-Madison

      Address: Madison, WI
      City: Madison
      Province_or_State: WI
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Daniel
   Last_Name: Michelson
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
      Address: Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
      Country: Sweden
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Reflectivity
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Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Radar
Keyword: Rain Amount
Keyword: Rainfall Amount
Keyword: Surface Rainfall
Keyword: Surface Reflectance
Keyword: Sweden
Keyword: Total Rainfall
Sensor_Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-09-01
   Stop_Date: 2003-05-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 57.24
   Northernmost_Latitude: 57.24
   Westernmost_Longitude: 18.39
   Easternmost_Longitude: 18.39
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: NORTHERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: SCANDANAVIA
   Location_Subregion3: SWEDEN
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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: 2.3 MB
   Distribution_Format: NetCDF
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Reference:  	
Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   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://www.smhi.se/brdc/
   Description: BALTEX Radar Data Centre
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://www.baltex-research.eu/
   Description: Global Energy and Water Experiment BALTEX site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-04-29
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-29
DIF_Revision_History:  added creator & updated publisher