Close

Service Interruption



BYU High Resolution Images of Seasat Sigma0 Measurements

View Catalog Page


Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0258

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: David G. Long
Publication Date: 20050126
Title: BYU High Resolution Images of Seasat Sigma0 Measurements
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Pasadena, California USA
Publisher: JPL: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0258.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19780701
Ending Date: 19781010

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Sigma Naught
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Sigma Naught

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: SCP NASA Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: SCATTEROMETERS

Theme:

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

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Africa Northern Africa
Place Keyword: Continent Africa Southern Africa South Africa
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Eastern Asia China
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Eastern Asia Japan
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southern Asia
Place Keyword: Continent Australia/new Zealand Australia
Place Keyword: Continent Europe
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Eastern Europe Russia
Place Keyword: Continent North America
Place Keyword: Continent North America Central America
Place Keyword: Continent North America Greenland
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Alaska
Place Keyword: Continent South America
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic
Place Keyword: Ocean Indian Ocean Indonesia
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean North Pacific Ocean Bering Sea

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: David G. Long
Contact Organization: Brigham Young University, Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) Laboratory

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
State or Province: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown

Back to Top


Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

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-0258

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.

Back to Top


Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120712

Metadata Review Date:

20120712

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

Back to Top

Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata