BYU High Resolution Images of Seasat Sigma0 Measurements

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

BYU High Resolution Images of Seasat Sigma0 Measurements

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: David G. Long
Organization Name: Brigham Young University
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
Administrative Area: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA
Email: long@et.byu.edu

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Date Stamp:

2014-10-23

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0258.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: BYU High Resolution Images of Seasat Sigma0 Measurements
Date:
Date: 2005
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2005-01-26
Identifier: NSIDC-0258
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

David G. Long. 2005. BYU High Resolution Images of Seasat Sigma0 Measurements. [indicate subset used]. Pasadena, California USA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: David G. Long
Organization Name: Brigham Young University
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
Administrative Area: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA
Email: long@et.byu.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: David G. Long
Organization Name: Brigham Young University
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
Administrative Area: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA
Email: long@et.byu.edu

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Africa > Northern Africa
Keyword: Continent > Africa > Southern Africa > South Africa
Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Eastern Asia > China
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Eastern Asia > Japan
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southern Asia
Keyword: Continent > Australia/new Zealand > Australia
Keyword: Continent > Europe
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Russia
Keyword: Continent > North America
Keyword: Continent > North America > Central America
Keyword: Continent > North America > Greenland
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska
Keyword: Continent > South America
Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
Keyword: Ocean > Indian Ocean > Indonesia
Keyword: Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Bering Sea
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Backscatter
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Backscatter
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Sigma Naught
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Sigma Naught
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: SCP > NASA Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Value: revision
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Extent Information:

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Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -90
Northbound Latitude: 90

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19780701
End Position: 19781010

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: SIR
Specification: FTP 12 GB

Data File Format:

Name: SIR
Specification: FTP 45 GB

Digital Transfer Options:

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 12
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: SCATTEROMETERS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: SATELLITES
Description: satellite
Instrument: SCATTEROMETERS

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Metadata Views

ISO Text-Only

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in plain text

ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

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

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)