Data Set ID:

BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets, Version 1

Brigham Young University (BYU) Center for Remote Sensing holds various data from the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) program. The SCP is a NASA-sponsored project to develop scatterometer-based data time series to support climate studies of the Earth's cryosphere and biosphere. Originally developed to measure winds over the ocean from space, scatterometer data includes polar ice and tropical vegetation. Because the scatterometer radar signal can penetrate the surface, a scatterometer can observe subsurface/subcanopy climate-related features.

These data sets consist of an Antarctic iceberg database, current Antarctic iceberg locations, sea ice extent products, QuickSCAT sea ice motion, and QuickSCAT global sigma-0 browse images.

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Data Set Tabs

Temporal Coverage:
  • 1978-07-01
to present
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
Not specified
Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Sea Ice > Icebergs
  • Sea Ice > Ice Extent
  • Radar > Radar Backscatter
  • Sea Ice
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
  • Radar > Sigma Naught
Data Format(s):
Not specified
Data Contributor(s): David Long

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

David Long 2004. BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Provo, Utah USA. CERS: Brigham Young University Center for Remote Sensing.

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