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Wakasa Bay Weather Forecast Maps

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0462

Summary

The AMSR-E Wakasa Bay Field Campaign was conducted over Wakasa Bay, Japan, in January and February, 2003. The Wakasa Bay Field Campaign includes joint research observations, such as precipitation amount, pressure thickness, seal level pressure, and surface winds by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the AMSR precipitation validation team, and the NASA AMSR-E team. This data set contains weather forecast maps that were generated by the United States Air Force and were used in flight planning during the field experiment. The total volume of this data set is approximately 5 megabytes. Maps are provided in Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) files and are available via FTP.

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 04 May 2002. AMSR-E validation studies linked to rainfall experiments are designed to evaluate the accuracy of AMSR-E precipitation data.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 48°     S: 17°     E: 160°     W: 100°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Wilheit, Jr., T.
Dataset Title: Wakasa Bay Weather Forecast Maps
Dataset Release Date: 2010-04-22
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-0462.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-01-03
Stop Date: 2003-02-09

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA EASTERN ASIA JAPAN
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN SEA OF JAPAN

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Pressure Thickness
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • AMSR-E Validation
  • Japan
  • JAXA
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Sea Level Pressure
  • Sea Surface Winds
  • Surface Winds
  • weather
  • WEATHER PREDICTION

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • MAPS

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: 5 MB
Distribution Format: GIF

Personnel

Thomas Wilheit, Jr.
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Texas A&M University
  • 3150 TAMU

City: College Park
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 77843-3150

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

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AMSR/AMSR-E Wakasa Bay Field Campaign 2003

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AMSR-E Validation Data

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AMSR-E Validation Data

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MSR/AMSR-E Wakasa Bay Field Campaign 2003

Reference

Kummerow, C., W. Barnes, T. Kozu, J. Shiue, and J. Simpson. 1998. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Sensor Package. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technology, 15:3 809-817.

Im, E. Durden, S. L. Haddad, Z. S. Sadowy, G. Berkun, A. Huang, J. Lou, M. Lopez, B. C. Rahmat-Samii, Y. Rengarajan. 2000. Second-Generation Spaceborne Precipitation Radar, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2000. Proceedings. IGARSS 2000. IEEE 2000 International. Vol. 3. pp. 1361-1363. Durden, S. L., E. Im, F. K. Li, W. Ricketts, A. Tanner, and W. Wilson. 1994. ARMAR: An Airborne Rain Mapping Radar. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technology, 11:3 727-737.

Sadowy, G. A., A. C. Berkun, W. Chun, E. Im, and S. L. Durden. 2003. Development of an Advanced Airborne Precipitation Radar. Microwave Journal, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 84-98.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-04-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-29

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