Data Set ID: 
HMA_FreezeThawMelt_ASCAT

High Mountain Asia ASCAT Freeze/Thaw/Melt Status, Version 1

This data set contains bulk landscape frozen or thawed status over seasonally frozen land, as well as snowmelt status over glacierized areas for the High Mountain Asia region. Daily Freeze/Thaw/Melt (F/T/M) status is derived from vertically polarized (V-pol) C-band (5.255 GHz) backscatter measurements that were acquired by the Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) on EUMETSAT Metop-A and Metop-B satellites. Swath-ordered observations are spatially enhanced using the Scatterometer Image Reconstruction (SIR) algorithm, posted on Earth-fixed 4.45 km grids, and interpolated to a daily product from the original 3-day A.M. overpasses.

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Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > FREEZE/THAW
Data Format(s):
  • PNG
  • HDF5
  • GeoTIFF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 44.683, 
S: 19.125, 
E: 105.577, 
W: 63.427
Platform(s):METOP
Spatial Resolution:
  • 4.45 km x 4.45 km
Sensor(s):ASCAT
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2009 to 12 October 2017
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Nicholas Steiner

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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.

Steiner, N. and K. C. McDonald. 2018. High Mountain Asia ASCAT Freeze/Thaw/Melt Status, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/L319IEPK63VC. [Date Accessed].

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