Entry_ID: NSIDC-0260
Entry_Title: BYU High Resolution Images of ERS Sigma0 Measurements
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: David G. Long
   Dataset_Title: BYU High Resolution Images of ERS 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-0260.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
   End_Group
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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
End_Group
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: ERS WIND SCATTEROMETER
Sensor_Name: SCATTEROMETERS
Source_Name: ERS-1 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
Source_Name: ERS-2 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-2
Source_Name: SATELLITES
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1992-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2001-01-20
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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: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 8.9 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 8.9 km
   Temporal_Resolution: 6 days to 18 days
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 44.5 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 44.5 km
   Temporal_Resolution: 6 days to 18 days
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: SIR
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Group: Summary

   The C-band scatterometers on ERS-1 and ERS-2 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) prepared this data set 
   consisting of enhanced resolution images generated from ERS sigma0 measurements.

   This data set contains images from 16 regions around the globe. Images are 
   made from fast-delivery products sent to JPL and are processed using the BYU 
   SIR algorithm. Multiple passes of the spacecraft are combined to produce a 
   higher spatial resolution (at a cost of reduced temporal resolution). The 
   study period was from 1 January 1992 to 17 May 1996 and 3 June 1996 to 20 
   January 2001.

   The parameters provided in the images include geographical region, time span, 
   image type, and reconstruction technique. These data are available via FTP.

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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/product177.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: 2012-08-27
DIF_Revision_History: Added source for EDB.