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Airborne Cloud Radar (ACR) Reflectivity, Wakasa Bay, Japan

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0212

Summary

This data set includes 94 GHz co- and cross-polarized radar reflectivity. The Airborne Cloud Radar (ACR) sensor was mounted to a NASA P-3 aircraft flown over the Sea of Japan, the Western Pacific Ocean, and the Japanese Islands. The ACR data were acquired during the AMSR/AMSR-E Wakasa Bay Field Campaign in January and February 2003. 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 Wakasa Bay field campaign was designed to validate both AMSR and AMSR-E shallow rainfall and snowfall retrieval capabilities.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 40°     S: 30°     E: 150°     W: 130°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Stephens, G. L. and R. T. Austin.
Dataset Title: Airborne Cloud Radar (ACR) Reflectivity, Wakasa Bay, Japan
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-15
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-0212.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-01-14
Stop Date: 2003-02-03

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN SEA OF JAPAN

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Reflectance
  • Atmosphere Clouds
  • Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Reflectance
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity

Ancillary Keywords

  • Airborne Radar Sounding
  • AMSR-E
  • cloud velocity
  • Precipitation
  • Radar
  • Velocity Measurements
  • Wakasa Bay

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT

Instrument

  • DOPPLER RADAR

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC

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: 100 MB
Distribution Format: NetCDF

Personnel

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

Graeme L. Stephens
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Colorado State University
  • Dept. of Atmospheric Science
  • Dept. of Atmospheric Science
  • Colorado State University
  • 1371 Campus Delivery

City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80523-1371
Country: USA

Richard T. Austin
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Colorado State University
  • Dept. of Atmospheric Science
  • Dept. of Atmospheric Science
  • Colorado State University
  • 1371 Campus Delivery

City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80523-1371
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Data at NSIDC

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

Reference

Sadowy, G. A., R. E. McIntosh, S. J. Dinardo, S. L. Durden, W. N. Edelstein, F. K. Li, A. B. Tanner, W. J. Wilson, T. L. Schneider, and G. L. Stephens. 1997. The NASA DC-8 airborne cloud radar: design and preliminary results. Proceedings of IGARSS '97. vol. 4, 1466-1469.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-29

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