Entry_ID: NSIDC-0212
Entry_Title: Airborne Cloud Radar (ACR) Reflectivity, Wakasa Bay, Japan
Group: 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
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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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Graeme
   Middle_Name: L.
   Last_Name: Stephens
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Colorado State University
      Address: Dept. of Atmospheric Science
      Address: Dept. of Atmospheric Science
      Address: Colorado State University
      Address: 1371 Campus Delivery
      City: Fort Collins
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80523-1371
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Richard
   Middle_Name: T.
   Last_Name: Austin
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Colorado State University
      Address: Dept. of Atmospheric Science
      Address: Dept. of Atmospheric Science
      Address: Colorado State University
      Address: 1371 Campus Delivery
      City: Fort Collins
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80523-1371
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Reflectance
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Reflectance
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Reflectivity
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Keyword: Airborne Radar Sounding
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: cloud velocity
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: Radar
Keyword: Velocity Measurements
Keyword: Wakasa Bay
Sensor_Name: DOPPLER RADAR
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-01-14
   Stop_Date: 2003-02-03
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 30
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40
   Westernmost_Longitude: 130
   Easternmost_Longitude: 150
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion2: SEA OF JAPAN
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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC
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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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 100 MB
   Distribution_Format: NetCDF
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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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/
   Description: AMSR-E 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/amsr_validation/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-03-15
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-29
DIF_Revision_History:  added creators & updated publisher