Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0301

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Knowles, K., M. Savoie, R. Armstrong, and M. Brodzik. 
         Publication_Date: 20061208
         Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
         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-0301.html

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         This document pertains to two data sets: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid 
         Brightness Temperatures (NSIDC-0301) and AMSR-E/Aqua Daily Global 
         Quarter-Degree Gridded Brightness Temperatures (NISDC-0302). 

         The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) 
         instrument on the NASA EOS Aqua satellite provides global passive microwave 
         measurements of the Earth. NSIDC produces AMSR-E gridded brightness 
         temperature data by interpolating AMSR-E data (6.9 GHz, 10.7 GHz, 18.7 GHz, 
         23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, and 89.0 GHz) to the output grids from swath space using 
         an Inverse Distance Squared (ID2) method. AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath 
         Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures (AE_L2A) input source data are used.

         These data are provided in three EASE-Grid projections (north and south 
         Lambert azimuthal and global cylindrical) at 25 km resolution, and in one 
         global cylindrical, equidistant latitude-longitude projection at 0.25 degree 
         (quarter-degree) resolution. For both data sets, spatial coverage is global, 
         data are daily, and coverage begins 19 June 2002 and ends 27 September 2011. 

         Data are provided via FTP. Brightness temperature data (in tenths of kelvins) 
         are two-byte unsigned integers and time files are two-byte signed integers.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Knowles, K., M. Savoie, R. Armstrong, and M. Brodzik. 
               Publication_Date: 20061208
               Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
               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/nsidc0301_amsre_gridded_tb.gd.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20020619
            Ending_Date: 20110927
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: In work
      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 > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: AMSR-E
         Theme_Keyword: Brightness Temperature
         Theme_Keyword: cylindrical
         Theme_Keyword: Ease
         Theme_Keyword: EASE-Grid
         Theme_Keyword: Global
         Theme_Keyword: Gridded Data
         Theme_Keyword: inverse-distance squared
         Theme_Keyword: Lambert azimuthal
         Theme_Keyword: Northern Hemisphere
         Theme_Keyword: Passive Microwave
         Theme_Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
         Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
         Theme_Keyword: Southern Hemisphere
         Theme_Keyword: Spatially Resampled Brightness Temperatures
         Theme_Keyword: Swath
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Global
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Southern Hemisphere
   Platform_and_Instrument_Identification:
      Platform_Full_Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA
      Platform_Short_Name: AQUA
      Instrument_Full_Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
      Instrument_Short_Name: AMSR-E

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_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: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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-0301

   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: Binary
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0301_amsre_ease_grid_tbs/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20140828

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20140828

   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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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