PSR/A Multiband Polarimetric Imaging, Wakasa Bay, Japan

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0267

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Stankov, B. and A. J. Gasiewski.
Publication Date: 20050624
Title: PSR/A Multiband Polarimetric Imaging, Wakasa Bay, Japan
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0267.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Stankov, B. and A. J. Gasiewski.
Publication Date: 20050624
Title: PSR/A Multiband Polarimetric Imaging, Wakasa Bay, Japan
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0267_rainfall_wakasa_psr.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20030119
Ending Date: 20030203

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 132°
East Bounding Coordinate: 151°
North Bounding Coordinate: 42°
South Bounding Coordinate: 30°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: PSR Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AIRCRAFT

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: Japan
Theme Keyword: NASA
Theme Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
Theme Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Theme Keyword: PSR
Theme Keyword: Wakasa Bay

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Eastern Asia Japan
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean North Pacific Ocean Sea Of Japan

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

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

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Boba Stankov
Contact Organization: NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory, Microwave Systems Development Division

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80305
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-0267

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.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: MATLAB

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Binary

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130729

Metadata Review Date:

20130729

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

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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