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AMSRIce03 Snow Pit Data

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0429

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Sturm, M. and J. Stroeve.
Publication Date: 20091022
Title: AMSRIce03 Snow Pit Data
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-0429.html

Description:

Abstract:

Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited.

This data set contains snow pit data collected over sea ice in the Barrow, Alaska, USA area and nearby at the Navy Ice Camp in the main pack ice of the Arctic Ocean. Measurements were collected as part of the joint in situ and aircraft AMSRIce03 campaign from 03 March to 23 March 2003. Snow pit parameters include number of layers, average layer thickness, total thickness, Snow Water Equivalent (SWE), bulk density, hoar fraction, slab fraction, wet/icy fraction, new/recent fraction, and other fraction. Data are provided in a single American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text file, and are available via FTP.

These data were collected as part of a validation study for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). AMSR-E is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 04 May 2002.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Sturm, M. and J. Stroeve.
Publication Date: 20091022
Title: AMSRIce03 Snow Pit Data
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/nsidc0429_amsrice03_snow_pit/pdf/nsidc0429_amsrice03_snow_pit.pdf

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20030303
Ending Date: 20030323

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -156.4°
East Bounding Coordinate: -147.5°
North Bounding Coordinate: 72.95°
South Bounding Coordinate: 71.18°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Depth Hoar
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Depth Hoar
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: AMSRIce03 Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Product Validation

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: BALANCE
Theme Keyword: CORING DEVICES
Theme Keyword: SNOW DENSITY CUTTER

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E Validation
Theme Keyword: AMSRIce03
Theme Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: Ice Thickness
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: Snow Cover On Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: Snow Density
Theme Keyword: Snow On Ice
Theme Keyword: Snow Over Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: Snow Pit
Theme Keyword: Snow Pits
Theme Keyword: Snow Stratigraphy
Theme Keyword: Snow Water Equivalent

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Alaska
Place Keyword: Ocean Arctic Ocean Beaufort Sea

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
  • 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

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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-0429

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: ASCII Text (.txt)

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:

20131009

Metadata Review Date:

20131009

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