BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets
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.
The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.
David Long. 2004. BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets. [indicate subset used]. Provo, Utah USA: Brigham Young University Center for Remote Sensing.