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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0533

MEaSUREs Greenland Surface Melt Daily 25km EASE-Grid 2.0, Version 1

This data set offers users a 25 km daily record of surface/near-surface melting on the Greenland Ice Sheet. The presence of melting is determined from brightness temperature data acquired during a 34 year span by three satellite-borne microwave radiometers: the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS).

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 0, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 2 January 1979 to 31 December 2012
Temporal Resolution: 1 day, 2 day
Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Melt
Platform(s) DMSP 5D-2/F11, DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F8, DMSP 5D-3/F17, NIMBUS-7
Sensor(s): SMMR, SSM/I, SSMIS
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Thomas Mote

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.

Mote, T. L. 2014. MEaSUREs Greenland Surface Melt Daily 25km EASE-Grid 2.0, 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/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0533.001. [Date Accessed].
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