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MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0477

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald.
Publication Date: 20140806
Title: MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
Edition: 3
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0477.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0477.003

Description:

Abstract:

The MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 3 data set is a global record of the daily freeze/thaw (F/T) status of the landscape derived from satellite observations of radiometric brightness temperatures. Two F/T records are provided: one derived from Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) data for the years 1979 to 2012; and a second derived from Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) data 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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald.
Publication Date: 20140806
Title: MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc-0477/

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19790101
Ending Date: 20121231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -179.9999°
East Bounding Coordinate: 179.9999°
North Bounding Coordinate: 86.7167°
South Bounding Coordinate: -86.7167°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: MEASURES Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Theme Keyword: SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Theme Keyword: SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Theme Keyword: SSMIS Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA
Theme Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F11 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
Theme Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F13 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
Theme Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F8 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
Theme Keyword: DMSP 5D-3/F17 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
Theme Keyword: NIMBUS-7

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: Diurnal Freeze/thaw
Theme Keyword: Freeze
Theme Keyword: Frozen Ground
Theme Keyword: Frozen Soil
Theme Keyword: intermittently frozen ground
Theme Keyword: SMMR
Theme Keyword: SSM/I
Theme Keyword: SSMIS
Theme Keyword: Thaw

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Global

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0477

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: GIF

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: HDF

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140806

Metadata Review Date:

20140806

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata