Entry_ID: NSIDC-0450
Entry_Title: Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   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: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Marco
   Last_Name: Tedesco
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: City University of New York and NASA GSFC
      Address: Department of Earth and Atmosphere Sciences
      City: New York
      Province_or_State: NY
      Postal_Code: 10031
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jeffrey
   Last_Name: Miller
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
      Address: Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
      Province_or_State: Maryland
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Air Quality
   Variable_Level_1: Visibility
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Phenomena
   Variable_Level_1: Fog
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Phenomena
   Variable_Level_1: Tornadoes
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Pressure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Maximum/Minimum Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Dew Point Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Wind Profiles
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Hail
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Rain
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Snow
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Infrared Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Backscatter
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Automated Weather Station Data
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Keyword: Ground Stations
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Northern Hemisphere
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: QuikSCAT
Keyword: RADIOMETER
Keyword: Scatterometer
Keyword: Snow
Keyword: Snow Cover
Keyword: Surface Layer Backscatter
Keyword: Wind Speed
Keyword: WMO
Keyword: World Meteorological Organization
Sensor_Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Sensor_Name: RADIOMETERS
Sensor_Name: SCATTEROMETERS
Sensor_Name: SEAWINDS > SeaWinds
Source_Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Source_Name: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Source_Name: QUIKSCAT > Quick Recovery Scatterometer
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2009-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 30.667
   Northernmost_Latitude: 79.55
   Westernmost_Longitude: -179.83301
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
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Group: 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.

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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
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   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: 2 GB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data
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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/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2010-03-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-26
DIF_Revision_History:  added creators & updated publisher