Data Sets

We have completed reprocessing the existing passive microwave brightness temperature record, to produce a new, multi-sensor MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature (CETB) ESDR that incorporates SMMR, SSM/I-SSMIS, and AMSR-E, with recently released improvements in sensor calibrations, as well as improvements in cross-sensor calibration and quality checking, modern file formats, better quality control, improved projection grids, and local time-of-day processing.

The CETB ESDR is gridded to the EASE-Grid 2.0 format. It includes conventional resolution products as well as enhanced-resolution imagery. We are expecting that the new ESDR will better serve the large community of land surface and polar snow/ice researchers in long-term climate studies with better data usability and reliability.

We produced the CETB ESDR with community feedback on a prototype ESDR that we released in 2016.  The full data set is now available from the NSIDC DAAC. We welcome feedback and comments on the new ESDR. For questions, please contact Mary Jo Brodzik.