This data set contains near-surface (< 5 cm) soil freeze/thaw status on snow-free and snow-covered land surfaces over the Arctic terrestrial drainage basin. The near-surface soil freeze/thaw status is determined by using passive-microwave remote sensing data over snow-free land and a numerical model over snow-covered land. Data are projected to a 25 km x 25 km Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid. Version 2 of this data set greatly extends the temporal coverage and makes use of data from SMMR as well as SSM/I. Data are from October 1978 to June 2004. Data are in ASCII text format and are available via FTP.
Arctic Soil Freeze/Thaw Status from SMMR and SSM/I, Version 2
Data Set Tabs
|Temporal Resolution:||1 day|
|Data Contributor(s):||Tingjun Zhang, Richard Armstrong|
|Metadata XML:||View Metadata Record|
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