Data Set ID: 

SnowEx17 SnowSAR Multi-look Synthetic Aperture Radar Backscatter Amplitude Images, Version 1

This data set, part of the SnowEx 2017 campaign, contains multi-look synthetic aperture radar (SAR) amplitude images. The images are stored in netCDF files; browse images are also available. Data were collected using the SnowSAR instrument at the X (9.6 GHz) and Ku (17.25 GHz) bands. The SnowSAR instrument flew on the NP-3C Orion aircraft and captured data from across Colorado, including near the SnowEx 2017 Grand Mesa, Colorado study site and Vail, Colorado. Data were acquired between 16 February 2017 and 22 February 2017 and have a resolution of 1 meter by 1 meter.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

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Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

User Support: Assistance with data access and usage; guidance on use of data in tools

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Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • PNG
Spatial Coverage:
N: 41, 
S: 37, 
E: -102.05, 
W: -109.05
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1 m x 1 m
Temporal Coverage:
  • 16 February 2017 to 22 February 2017
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Karlus Macedo, Alex Coccia, Adriano Meta

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.

Macedo, K., A. Coccia, and A. Meta. 2020. SnowEx17 SnowSAR Multi-look Synthetic Aperture Radar Backscatter Amplitude Images, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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