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AMSRIce06 Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) Lidar Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0461

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 Lidar measurements of sea ice in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas of the Arctic Ocean, and of snow cover off the northern coast of Alaska, USA. The Lidar data were obtained by the Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) instrument mounted on a P3 aircraft during three days in March 2006. The data set includes airborne laser-ranging data, aircraft attitude, and GPS positioning information organized in 32-bit (4-byte) scaled binary format. Also included are ASCII text files containing processing scripts, latitude/longitude coordinates, and surface elevation corresponding to the ATM data. These data were collected as part of the joint in situ and aircraft AMSRIce06 campaign. The total volume of this data set is approximately 11 gigabytes. All files 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 that was launched aboard the NASA Aqua Satellite on 04 May 2002.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 71.9577°     S: 64.8929°     E: -148.2055°     W: -166.1468°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Krabill, W. B.
Dataset Title: AMSRIce06 Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) Lidar Data
Dataset Release Date: 2010-04-01
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-0461.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2006-03-25
Stop Date: 2006-03-25

Start Date: 2006-03-22
Stop Date: 2006-03-22

Start Date: 2006-03-21
Stop Date: 2006-03-21

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN CHUKCHI SEA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Roughness
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Roughness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • AMSR-E Validation
  • AMSRIce06
  • Arctic Sea Ice
  • ATM
  • DAAC
  • Lidar
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Sea Ice
  • Snow Cover On Sea Ice
  • Snow On Sea Ice
  • Snow Over Sea Ice

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT

Instrument

  • ATM Airborne Topographic Mapper
  • CAMERAS
  • GPS Global Positioning System

Project

  • AMSRIce06 Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Product Validation

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: 13 - 54 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1 - 26624 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

William B. Krabill
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: William.B.Krabill@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Wallops Flight Facility
  • Building N159 Room E201
  • Mailstop 972.0

City: Wallops Island
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23337
Country: USA

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Sea Ice Remote Sensing: Arctic 2006

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E/Aqua Data

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E Validation Data

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSRIce06 Product Web Site

Reference

For more campaign maps and more information on AMSRIce06, visit the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Sea Ice Remote Sensing: Arctic 2006 Web page: http://polynya.gsfc.nasa.gov/seaice_arctic2006.html.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-10

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