Data Set ID: 
SNEX17_UWScat

SnowEx17 Ground-Based UWScat Ku- and X-Band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar, Version 1

This data set consists of ground-based scatterometer data acquired during the SnowEx 2017 campaign at Grand Mesa, Colorado, USA, a snow-covered, forested study site about 40 miles east of the city of Grand Junction, CO. The data comprise operational parameters used during data acquisition, Mueller matrices for each acquisition, and the nearfield-corrected normalized radar cross section (NRCS) in VV, VH, HV, and HH polarizations. Range profile data are also provided for each scan which report the raw power returned as a function of range from the antenna.

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

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Parameter(s):
  • RADAR > RADAR CROSS-SECTION
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: 39.05385, 
S: 39.017636, 
E: -108.032553, 
W: -108.09457
Platform(s):GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • 30 cm x 30 cm
Sensor(s):SCATTEROMETERS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 21 February 2017 to 25 February 2017
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot applicableMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Richard Kelly, Aaron Thompson

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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.

Kelly, R. and A. Thompson. 2018. SnowEx17 Ground-Based UWScat Ku- and X-Band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar, 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/ZW3UUYUZRYJO. [Date Accessed].

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