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Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0450

Summary

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 the following spatially and temporally co-registered data: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) brightness temperatures for all channels; Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) backscattering coefficients; and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ground observations acquired from more than two thousand stations. There is a large, increasing interest in the potential arising from the combination of active and passive microwave data for the extraction of geophysical parameters from spaceborne platforms. Often, one of the major obstacles is the generation of spatially and temporally co-registered data sets for testing hypotheses, validating models, and developing retrieval approaches. The temporal coverage of this data set spans from 01 January 2002 through 19 March 2009 with AMSR-E data included for the 19 June 2002 through 19 March 2009 time period. The volume of the data set is approximately two gigabytes. Data are provided in tab-delimited ASCII text files and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 79.55°     S: 30.667°     E: 180°     W: -179.83301°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Tedesco, M. and J. Miller.
Dataset Title: Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data
Dataset Release Date: 2010-03-01
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-0450.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Air Quality Visibility
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Phenomena Fog
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Phenomena Tornadoes
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Maximum/Minimum Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Dew Point Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Wind Profiles
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Hail
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Brightness Temperature
  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Automated Weather Station Data
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Ground Stations
  • Meteorology
  • Northern Hemisphere
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • QuikSCAT
  • RADIOMETER
  • Scatterometer
  • Snow
  • Snow Cover
  • Surface Layer Backscatter
  • Wind Speed
  • WMO
  • World Meteorological Organization

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA
  • GROUND STATIONS
  • METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
  • QUIKSCAT Quick Recovery Scatterometer

Instrument

  • AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
  • RADIOMETERS
  • SCATTEROMETERS
  • SEAWINDS SeaWinds

Quality

These data should be used for research purposes only; the investigators make no guarantees as to the quality of the processing. Data are used as is from the original source.

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: 2 GB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
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

Marco Tedesco
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • City University of New York and NASA GSFC
  • Department of Earth and Atmosphere Sciences

City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10031
Country: USA

Jeffrey Miller
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

Province or State: Maryland
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E/Aqua Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

Reference

Knowles, K. W., M. H. Savoie, R. L. Armstrong, and M. J. Brodzik. 2006, updated current year. AMSR-E/Aqua daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, 2002 to 2009. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-03-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-26

Metadata Views

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

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ISO HTML

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

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