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Data Set ID:
HMA_FreezeThawMelt_ASCAT
Data Set Summary:
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.