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

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0450

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Tedesco, M. and J. Miller.
Publication Date: 20100301
Title: Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO 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-0450.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 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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Tedesco, M. and J. Miller.
Publication Date: 20100301
Title: Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO 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/nsidc0450_amsre_quikscat_wmo/pdfs/nsidc0450_amsre_quikscat_wmo.pdf

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20020101
Ending Date: 20091231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -179.83301°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 79.55°
South Bounding Coordinate: 30.667°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Air Quality Visibility
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Phenomena Fog
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Phenomena Tornadoes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Maximum/Minimum Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Dew Point Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Wind Profiles
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Hail
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Brightness Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Theme Keyword: RADIOMETERS
Theme Keyword: SCATTEROMETERS
Theme Keyword: SEAWINDS SeaWinds

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA
Theme Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme Keyword: QUIKSCAT Quick Recovery Scatterometer

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: Automated Weather Station Data
Theme Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Theme Keyword: Ground Stations
Theme Keyword: Meteorology
Theme Keyword: Northern Hemisphere
Theme Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
Theme Keyword: QuikSCAT
Theme Keyword: RADIOMETER
Theme Keyword: Scatterometer
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: Snow Cover
Theme Keyword: Surface Layer Backscatter
Theme Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme Keyword: WMO
Theme Keyword: World Meteorological Organization

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Northern Hemisphere

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-0450

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:

20130726

Metadata Review Date:

20130726

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