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NSIDC-0071

Nimbus-7 SMMR Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 1

This data set consists of brightness temperatures acquired from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) on board the Nimbus-7 Pathfinder satellite. The brightness temperatures are gridded onto the Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) and are presented in three different projections: Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, and global.

Geographic Coverage

Parameter(s):
  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 25 October 1978 to 20 August 1987
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Platform(s) NIMBUS-7
Sensor(s): SMMR
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Kenneth Knowles, Mary Brodzik, Richard Armstrong, Eni Njoku
Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Knowles, K., E. G. Njoku, R. Armstrong, and M. J. Brodzik. 2000. Nimbus-7 SMMR Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/36SLCSCZU7N6. [Date Accessed].
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