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MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0477

Summary

The MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status Version 2 product is a global record of the daily freeze/thaw (FT) status of the landscape derived from satellite observations of radiometric brightness temperatures. Two FT records are provided: a Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) record for the years 1979 to 2010; and an Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) record for the years 2002 to 2011.

Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from this documentation.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 86.7167°     S: -86.7167°     E: 179.9999°     W: -179.9999°    

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Daily Composite AM/PM Freeze/Thaw Status for 9 April 2004

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald.
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
Dataset Release Date: 2013-01-07
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0477.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0477.002

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-06-19
Stop Date: 2011-09-27

Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25km
Temporal Resolution: 12:00:00

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Diurnal Freeze/thaw
  • Freeze
  • Frozen Ground
  • Frozen Soil
  • intermittently frozen ground
  • SMMR
  • SSM/I
  • Thaw

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA
  • DMSP 5D-2/F11 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
  • DMSP 5D-2/F13 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
  • DMSP 5D-2/F8 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
  • NIMBUS-7

Instrument

  • AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
  • SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
  • SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

Project

  • MEASURES Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

UMT

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: 25 KB
Distribution Format: GIF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 200 KB
Distribution Format: HDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 50 KB
Distribution Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 3.2 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

Youngwook Kim
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: youngwook.kim@ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:

  • The University of Montana
  • Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
  • The University of Montana

City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA

John S. Kimball
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: johnk@ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Montana
  • Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)

City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA

Joe Glassy
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: joe.glassy@ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:

  • The University of Montana
  • Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
  • The University of Montana

City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA

Kyle C. McDonald
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: kyle.mcdonald@jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Jet Propulsion Lab
  • JPL
  • California Institute of Technology
  • 4800 Oak Grove Drive

City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
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
Freeze/Thaw Earth System Data Record Web Site

Reference

Armstrong, R. L., and M. J. Brodzik. 1995. An Earth-Gridded SSM/I Data Set for Cryospheric Studies and Global Change Monitoring. Advances in Space Research 16: 155-63.

Brodzik, M. J. and R. L. Armstrong. 2002. EASE-Grid: A versatile set of equal-area projections and grids. In M. Goodchild (Ed.), Discrete Global Grids. Santa Barbara, California USA: National Center for Geographic Information and Anlaysis.

Ferraro, R. R., F. Weng, N. C. Grody, and A. Basist. 1996. An eight-year (1987-1994) time series of rainfall, clouds, water vapor, snow cover, and sea ice derived from SSM/I measurements. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77(5), 891-905.

Friedl, M. A., D. K. McIver, J. C. F. Hodges, X. Y. Zhang, D. Muchoney, A. H. Strahler, C. E. Woodcock, S. Gopal, A. Schneider, A. Cooper, A. Baccini, F. Gao, and C. Schaaf. 2002. Global land cover mapping from MODIS: algorithms and early results. Remote Sensing of Environment, 83, 287-302

GLOBE Task Team and others (Hasting, D. A., P. K. Dunbar, G. M. Elphingstone et al.). 1999. The global land one-kilometer base elevation (GLOBE) digital elevation model, version 1.0. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328, U.S.A. Digital data base at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/topo/globe.html and CD-ROMs.

Jones, L.A., and J.S. Kimball, 2010. Daily Global Land Surface Parameters Derived from AMSR-E, Version 1.1. Boulder Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0451.html.

Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, K.C. McDonald and J. Glassy, 2010. MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 1 [1988 to 2007]. Boulder Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0477.html.

Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, K. C. McDonald, and J. Glassy. 2011. Developing a Global Data Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status using Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, K. Zhang, and K.C. McDonald, 2012. Satellite Detection of Increasing Northern Hemisphere Non-Frozen Seasons from 1979 to 2008: Implications for Regional Vegetation Growth. Remote Sensing of Environment 121, 472-487.

McDonald, K.C, and J.S. Kimball, 2005. Hydrological Application of Remote Sensing: Freeze-thaw States using both Active and Passive Microwave Sensors. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. Part 5. Remote Sensing. M.G. Anderson and J.J. McDonnell (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd. doi: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa059a.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-04

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