Entry_ID: NSIDC-0261
Entry_Title: BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: David
   Middle_Name: G.
   Last_Name: Long
   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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Extent
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Elevation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Extent
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Elevation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
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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: Sigma Naught
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Sensor_Name: SCATTEROMETERS
Sensor_Name: SEAWINDS > SeaWinds
Source_Name: QUIKSCAT > Quick Recovery Scatterometer
Source_Name: SATELLITES
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1978-07-01
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Project: SCP > NASA Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder
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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://www.scp.byu.edu/derived.html
   Description: Data set description
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-12-30
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2009-12-16
Group: DIF_Revision_History

   Added the project NASA Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) to the 
   MDDB record.

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