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BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0261

Summary

Brigham Young University (BYU) Center for Remote Sensing holds various data from the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) program. The SCP is a NASA-sponsored project to develop scatterometer-based data time series to support climate studies of the Earth's cryosphere and biosphere. Originally developed to measure winds over the ocean from space, scatterometer data includes polar ice and tropical vegetation. Because the scatterometer radar signal can penetrate the surface, a scatterometer can observe subsurface/subcanopy climate-related features.

These data sets consist of an Antarctic iceberg database, current Antarctic iceberg locations, sea ice extent products, QuickSCAT sea ice motion, and QuickSCAT global sigma-0 browse images.

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: David Long
Dataset Title: BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets
Dataset Release Date: 2004-12-30
Dataset Release Place: Provo, Utah USA
Dataset Publisher: CERS: Brigham Young University Center for Remote Sensing
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0261.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1978-07-01

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Elevation
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Oceans Sea Ice
  • Oceans Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Elevation
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Sigma Naught

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • QUIKSCAT Quick Recovery Scatterometer
  • SATELLITES

Instrument

  • SCATTEROMETERS
  • SEAWINDS SeaWinds

Project

  • SCP NASA Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP

Personnel

David G. Long
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Brigham Young University
  • Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) Laboratory
  • 459 Clyde Building

City: Provo
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA

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Data set description

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-12-16

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