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PSR/A Multiband Polarimetric Imaging, Wakasa Bay, Japan

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0267

Summary

This data set includes brightness temperature data measured over the Sea of Japan, the Western Pacific Ocean, and the Japanese Islands in January and February 2003. The data were collected using the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL) Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR/A), an airborne multiband, conical-scanning, imaging radiometer system. The PSR was mounted to a NASA P-3 aircraft and flown at approximately 22,000 ft mean sea level (MSL) with flight lines that crossed maritime and orographic precipitation. These data are provided to AMSR-E Validation scientists for use in intercomparisons with surface-based and satellite-based data collected during the January/February 2003 Wakasa Bay Field Campaign. Data are available in MATLAB format and as binary files with accompanying ASCII headers.

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on 4 May 2002. The Wakasa Bay Field Campaign was designed to validate both AMSR and AMSR-E shallow rainfall and snowfall retrieval capabilities.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 42°     S: 30°     E: 151°     W: 132°     Min Altitude: 0.15 kilometers     Max Altitude: 7 kilometers    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Stankov, B. and A. J. Gasiewski.
Dataset Title: PSR/A Multiband Polarimetric Imaging, Wakasa Bay, Japan
Dataset Release Date: 2005-06-24
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0267.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-01-19
Stop Date: 2003-02-03

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 0.3 km to 2.2 km
Longitude Resolution: 0.3 km to 2.2 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA EASTERN ASIA JAPAN
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN SEA OF JAPAN

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Brightness Temperature
  • EOSDIS
  • Japan
  • NASA
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
  • PSR
  • Wakasa Bay

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT

Instrument

  • PSR Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer

Use Constraints

Users must have MATLAB 5.3 or greater to view the MATLAB files.

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC_DAAC

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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

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
Distribution Size: 60 MB
Distribution Format: MATLAB

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 60 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

Boba Stankov
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory
  • Microwave Systems Development Division
  • 325 Broadway

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305
Country: USA

Albin J. Gasiewski
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • NOAA
  • Environmental Technology Laboratory
  • NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
  • 325 Broadway R/ETL

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

Reference

Stankov, B., A.J. Gasiewski, M. Klein, V. Leuski, V. Irisov, and B. Weber. 2003. PSR/A multiband polarimetric imaging during Wakasa Bay (WBAY03) field campaign: data delivery report to NASA PIs. Boulder, CO: NOAA Environmental Laboratory, Division of Microwave Systems Development. Unpublished report.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-29

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FGDC HTML

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ISO HTML

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

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