Data set update: Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures

The data access location for the Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 2 data set, accessible through the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC), has changed. Users accessing this data set through a script will need to update accordingly. The new data access URL is provided below:

This data set consists of brightness temperatures arrays acquired from the Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) on board the Nimbus-5 satellite. The data are in 2-byte integer, flat-binary format and available on the 25 km Northern and 25 km Southern Polar Stereographic projections. These data are available from 11 December 1972 through 16 May 1977.

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