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

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0209

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Bennartz, R.
Publication Date: 20040429
Title: Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX) Ground-Based Radar Polar Volume Data
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-0209.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

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Citation Information:

Originator: Bennartz, R.
Publication Date: 20040429
Title: Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX) Ground-Based Radar Polar Volume Data
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/nsidc0209_rainfall_baltex.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20020901
Ending Date: 20030531

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 18.39°
East Bounding Coordinate: 18.39°
North Bounding Coordinate: 57.24°
South Bounding Coordinate: 57.24°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
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: RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: Radar
Theme Keyword: Rain Amount
Theme Keyword: Rainfall Amount
Theme Keyword: Surface Rainfall
Theme Keyword: Surface Reflectance
Theme Keyword: Sweden
Theme Keyword: Total Rainfall

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Northern Europe Scandanavia Sweden

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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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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-0209

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.

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Format Name: NetCDF

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Online Option:

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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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