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AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly Global Microwave Land Surface Emissivity

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0543

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Norouzi, H., M. Temimi, W. B. Rossow, and R. Khanbilvardi.
Publication Date: 20130821
Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly Global Microwave Land Surface Emissivity
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-0543.html

Description:

Abstract:

This data set is a global land emissivity product using passive microwave observations from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). The data set complements existing land emissivity products from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) and Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) by adding land emissivity estimates at two lower frequencies, 6.9 and 10.65 GHz (C- and X-band, respectively). Observations at these low frequencies penetrate deeper into the soil layer. Land surface emissivity estimates for this data set were collected at the following vertically and horizontally polarized (V-pol and H-pol) frequencies: 6.9, 10.65, 18.7, 23.8, 36.5, and 89.0 GHz. Ancillary data used in the analysis, such as surface skin temperature and cloud mask, were obtained from International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP). Atmospheric properties were obtained from TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) observations to determine the small upwelling and downwelling atmospheric emissions as well as the atmospheric transmission. The data set is in monthly format that is extracted from instantaneous emissivity estimates. Data are stored in HDF4 files and are available via FTP.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Norouzi, H., M. Temimi, W. B. Rossow, and R. Khanbilvardi.
Publication Date: 20130821
Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly Global Microwave Land Surface Emissivity
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/daac/nsidc0543_amsre_emiss/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20020701
Ending Date: 20080630

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Surface Radiative Properties Emissivity

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: NEWS NASA Energy and Water Study
Theme Keyword: NOAA-CREST NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: EMISSIVITY
Theme Keyword: Land Surface
Theme Keyword: Land Surface Temperature
Theme Keyword: SSM/I
Theme Keyword: TOVS

Place:

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

Platform and Instrument Identification:

Platform Full Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA
Platform Short Name: AQUA
Instrument Full Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Instrument Short Name: AMSR-E

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-0543

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: HDF

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:

20130822

Metadata Review Date:

20130822

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