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BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0261

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: David Long
Publication Date: 20041230
Title: BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Provo, Utah USA
Publisher: CERS: Brigham Young University Center for Remote Sensing
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0261.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19780701
Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Icebergs
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Extent
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Icebergs
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Ice Extent
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Sigma Naught

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: SCP NASA Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: SCATTEROMETERS
Theme Keyword: SEAWINDS SeaWinds

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: QUIKSCAT Quick Recovery Scatterometer
Theme Keyword: SATELLITES

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Global
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: David G. Long
Contact Organization: Brigham Young University, Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) Laboratory

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
State or Province: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0261

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20091216

Metadata Review Date:

20091216

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

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

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata