Entry_ID: NSIDC-0257
Entry_Title: BYU Daily Browse Images of SeaWinds Sigma-0 Measurements
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: David G. Long
   Dataset_Title: BYU Daily Browse Images of SeaWinds Sigma-0 Measurements
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2000-01-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Pasadena, California USA
   Dataset_Publisher: JPL: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0257.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: David
   Middle_Name: G.
   Last_Name: Long
   Email: long@et.byu.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Brigham Young University
      Address: Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) Laboratory
      Address: 459 Clyde Building
      City: Provo
      Province_or_State: UT
      Postal_Code: 84602
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Backscatter
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Sigma Naught
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Sensor_Name: SCATTEROMETERS
Source_Name: SATELLITES
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-04-10
   Stop_Date: 2003-10-24
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 22.5 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 22.5 km
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 day
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Data_Set_Language: English
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: DVD
   Distribution_Format: SIR
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: SIR
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Group: Summary

   The SeaWinds on ADEOS-II (Midori-II) scatterometer provides normalized radar 
   cross section (sigma0) measurements of the Earth's surface. While originally 
   designed for wind observation, scatterometers have proven useful in a variety 
   of land and ice studies. To aid in the selection of regions and time periods 
   for study, Brigham Young University (BYU) has produced this global sigma0 
   browse product. This product consists of spatial and temporal averages of 
   SeaWinds Level 1B sigma0 values over one-day periods from 14 December 2002 to 
   the present.

   This data set consists of sigma-0 browse images for the entire globe, the 
   northern hemisphere, and the southern hemisphere. The global images are 
   rectangular latitude/longitude grids covering the entire globe with a 
   resolution of 5 pixels/degree, or about 22.5 km/pixel at the equator. It suits 
   mid-latitude regions but distorts polar regions. Hence, separate hemispheric 
   products are created for high-latitude regions. Those images are polar 
   stereographic projections using a 70 degree reference latitude with a nominal 
   grid size of about 22.5 km. The polar views include only measurements above a 
   high latitude cutoff of 52 degrees. These data are available via FTP, on CD-R 
   and on 8 mm tape.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/PRODUCTS/p123.html
   Description: Data set description
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2000-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-07-12
DIF_Revision_History: corected dist. media