Entry_ID: NSIDC-0462
Entry_Title: Wakasa Bay Weather Forecast Maps
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Wilheit, Jr.
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Department of Atmospheric Sciences
      Address: Texas A&M University
      Address: 3150 TAMU
      City: College Park
      Province_or_State: TX
      Postal_Code: 77843-3150
   End_Group
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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: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Pressure Thickness
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: AMSR-E Validation
Keyword: Japan
Keyword: JAXA
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Keyword: Sea Level Pressure
Keyword: Sea Surface Winds
Keyword: Surface Winds
Keyword: weather
Keyword: WEATHER PREDICTION
Source_Name: MAPS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-01-03
   Stop_Date: 2003-02-09
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 17
   Northernmost_Latitude: 48
   Westernmost_Longitude: 100
   Easternmost_Longitude: 160
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: JAPAN
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion2: SEA OF JAPAN
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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: 5 MB
   Distribution_Format: GIF
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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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/rainfall/wakasa_bay/index.html
   Description: AMSR/AMSR-E Wakasa Bay Field Campaign 2003
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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/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation 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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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/rainfall/wakasa_bay/index.html
   Description: MSR/AMSR-E Wakasa Bay Field Campaign 2003
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2010-04-22
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-29
DIF_Revision_History:  added creator & updated publisher