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

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

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

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-12-19

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0450.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data
Date:
Date: 2010
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2010-03-01
Identifier: NSIDC-0450
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Tedesco, M. and J. Miller. 2010. Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Marco Tedesco
Organization Name: City University of New York and NASA GSFC
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: New York
Administrative Area: NY
Postal Code: 10031
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jeffrey Miller
Organization Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Administrative Area: Maryland
Country: USA

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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

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Update Scope:

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Value: series
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Fog
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Tornadoes
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Dew Point Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Profiles
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Hail
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Brightness Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Backscatter
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

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Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

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
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Value: theme
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eng; usa

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Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -179.83301
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: 30.667
Northbound Latitude: 79.55

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20020101
End Position: 20091231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 2 GB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0450_AMSRE_QuikSCAT_WMO_v01/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0450_amsre_quikscat_wmo/pdfs/nsidc0450_amsre_quikscat_wmo.pdf
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
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Density: 2
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RADIOMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SCATTEROMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SEAWINDS > SeaWinds
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: GROUND STATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: QUIKSCAT > Quick Recovery Scatterometer
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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