BYU High Resolution Images of NSCAT Sigma0 Measurements

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

BYU High Resolution Images of NSCAT 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:

2014-11-22

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0259.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: BYU High Resolution Images of NSCAT Sigma0 Measurements
Date:
Date: 2005
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2005-01-26
Identifier: NSIDC-0259
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 NASA scatterometer (NSCAT) provided normalized radar cross section (sigma0) measurements of the Earth's surface. 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) has prepared this dataset consisting of enhanced resolution images generated from NSCAT sigma0 measurements. This data set contains images from 16 regions around the globe. Images are made from NSCAT Level 1.5 data (geo-located sigma0 cells) 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. This data set also contains ASCII ice extent files from the Arctic and the Antarctic. The study period was from 15 September 1996 to 26 June 1997. The parameters provided in the images include polarization, geographical region, time span, image type, and reconstruction technique. 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 NSCAT 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: Geographic Region > Global
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Extent
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Extent
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
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Extent
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Extent
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Value: revision
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Language:

eng; usa

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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

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

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19960915
End Position: 19970626

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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
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Name: SIR
Specification: FTP

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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

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Value: onLine
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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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