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High Mountain Asia ASCAT Freeze/Thaw/Melt Status, Version 1 (HMA_FreezeThawMelt_ASCAT)
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HMA_FreezeThawMelt_ASCAT
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Version Summary
Initial release

Overview

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.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Nicholas
    Steiner
Parameter(s):
FREEZE/THAW
Platform(s):
METOP
Sensor(s):
ASCAT
Data Format(s):
PNG, HDF5, GeoTIFF
Temporal Coverage:
1 January 2009 to 12 October 2017
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
Spatial Resolution:
4.45 km
4.45 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
44.683
S:
19.125
E:
105.577
W:
63.427

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