Entry_ID: NSIDC-0258
Entry_Title: BYU High Resolution Images of Seasat Sigma0 Measurements
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: David G. Long
   Dataset_Title: BYU High Resolution Images of Seasat Sigma0 Measurements
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2005-01-26
   Dataset_Release_Place: Pasadena, California USA
   Dataset_Publisher: JPL: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0258.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: David
   Middle_Name: G.
   Last_Name: Long
   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: 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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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: 1978-07-01
   Stop_Date: 1978-10-10
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: AFRICA
   Location_Subregion1: NORTHERN AFRICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: AFRICA
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTHERN AFRICA
   Location_Subregion2: SOUTH AFRICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: CHINA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: JAPAN
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTHERN ASIA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
   Location_Subregion1: AUSTRALIA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: RUSSIA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CENTRAL AMERICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: GREENLAND
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: ALASKA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: SOUTH AMERICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: ARCTIC
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: INDIAN OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: INDONESIA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion2: BERING SEA
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 22.25 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 22.25 km
   Temporal_Resolution: 12 days to 28 days
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 4.45 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 4.45 km
   Temporal_Resolution: 12 days to 28 days
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Project: SCP > NASA Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder
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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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 12 GB
   Distribution_Format: SIR
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 45 GB
   Distribution_Format: SIR
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Group: Summary

   The Seasat scatterometer (SASS) provided normalized radar cross section 
   (sigma0) measurements of the Earth's surface. SASS data were acquired at 4.45 
   km resolution. While originally designed for wind observation, scatterometer 
   sigma0 measurements have proven useful in a variety of land and ice studies. 
   To aid in the application of these measurements, Brigham Young University 
   (BYU) prepared this dataset consisting of enhanced resolution images generated 
   from SASS sigma0 measurements.

   This data set consists of enhanced resolution images generated from Seasat 
   sigma0 measurements. 

   This data set contains images from 16 regions around the globe. Images are 
   made from the Seasat Scatterometer Geophysical Record data files and processed 
   using the BYU SIRF algorithm. To produce the highest possible spatial 
   resolution as well as to ensure full coverage over the images, multiple orbit 
   passes are combined. The study period was from July through October, 1978.

   The parameters provided in the images include polarization, geographical 
   region, time span, image type, and reconstruction technique. This 1978 data 
   set provides a baseline for studies of global change. These data are available 
   via FTP.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/PRODUCTS/p175.html
   Description: Data set description
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2005-01-26
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-07-12
DIF_Revision_History: corrected dist. media