Data Set ID: 
NSIDC-0001

DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 3

This data set provides daily gridded brightness temperatures derived from passive microwave sensors and distributed in a polar stereographic projection. Orbital data from nine channels and for each 24-hour period are mapped to respective grid cells using a simple sum and average method (drop-in-the-bucket method).

There is a more recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Updated version reflects F13 data record from 01 Jul 2008 through 29 Apr 2009. It includes additional inter-sensor calibrations.

Parameter(s):
  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: -39, 
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
S: 30, 
E: 180, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
W: -180
Platform(s):DMSP 5D-2/F13
Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
  • 12.5 km x 12.5 km
Sensor(s):SSM/I
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 July 2008 to 29 April 2009
(updated 2018)
Version(s):V3
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Jim Maslanik, Julienne Stroeve, Walter Meier

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Maslanik, J. and J. Stroeve. 2019, updated 2018. DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 3. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/AN9AI8EO7PX0. [Date Accessed].
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