Entry_ID: NSIDC-0267
Entry_Title: PSR/A Multiband Polarimetric Imaging, Wakasa Bay, Japan
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Boba
   Last_Name: Stankov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: Microwave Systems Development Division
      Address: 325 Broadway
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Albin
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Gasiewski
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOAA
      Address: Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: 325 Broadway R/ETL
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
ISO_Topic_Category: Oceans
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: Japan
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Keyword: PSR
Keyword: Wakasa Bay
Sensor_Name: PSR > Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-01-19
   Stop_Date: 2003-02-03
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 30
   Northernmost_Latitude: 42
   Westernmost_Longitude: 132
   Easternmost_Longitude: 151
   Minimum_Altitude: 0.15 kilometers
   Maximum_Altitude: 7 kilometers
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: JAPAN
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: PACIFIC OCEAN
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion2: SEA OF JAPAN
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 0.3 km to 2.2 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 0.3 km to 2.2 km
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 day
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Use_Constraints: Users must have MATLAB 5.3 or greater to view the MATLAB files.
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC_DAAC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   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
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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
   Distribution_Size: 60 MB
   Distribution_Format: MATLAB
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 60 MB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2005-06-24
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-29
DIF_Revision_History:  added creators & updated publisher