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Data Set ID: 

SnowEx17 KT-15 Infrared Brightness Temperature, Version 1

This data set contains brightness temperature readings. Brightness temperatures were measured using a KT-15 pyrometer flown on a P-3 aircraft over 2017 SnowEx campaign study areas in Colorado, USA: Grand Mesa, a snow-covered, forested study site about 40 miles east of Grand Junction; and Senator Beck Basin, approximately 80 miles to the SSE of Grand Mesa. Data represents the nadir brightness temperature below the aircraft.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

new data set

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Data: Data integrity verified

Documentation: Key metadata and links to supporting documentation available

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Data Format(s):
  • Comma-Separated Values (.csv)
Spatial Coverage:
N: 40.000656, 
S: 36.993108, 
E: -102.042125, 
W: -109.050072
Platform(s):NASA P-3
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):KT15 Pyrometer
Temporal Coverage:
  • 10 February 2017 to 25 February 2017
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Chickadel, C. and D. K. Hall.

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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.

Chickadel, C. and D. K. Hall. 2018. SnowEx17 KT-15 Infrared Brightness Temperature, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/0K3PJQZ4OX4P. [Date Accessed].
A user guide is not available for this data set.
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