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DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 2
Data set id:
NSIDC-0032
DOI: 10.5067/3EX2U1DV3434
This data set has been retired.
Version Summary
First public release

Overview

As of 1 February 2022, this data set is retired and no longer available for download. We recommend using the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR, Version 1 data set, located at https://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0630/versions/1, as an alternative. This Level-3 Equal-Area Scalable Earth-Grid (EASE-Grid) Brightness Temperature data set, collected since 09 July 1987, is a part of the NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program. The data set consists of gridded data from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) in three equal-area projections: Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, and full global.
Parameter(s):
BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
Platform(s):
DMSP, DMSP 5D-2/F11, DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F8, DMSP 5D-3/F17
Sensor(s):
SSM/I, SSMIS
Data Format(s):
Binary
Temporal Coverage:
9 July 1987 to 31 December 2020
Temporal Resolution:
  • 1 day
Spatial Resolution:
  • 12.5 km
  • 25 km
  • 12.5 km
  • 25 km
Spatial Reference System(s):
NSIDC EASE-Grid North
EPSG:3408

NSIDC EASE-Grid South
EPSG:3409

NSIDC EASE-Grid Global
EPSG:3410
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180
Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.

Data Access & Tools

This data set has been retired. Please contact user services if you have questions.

Help Articles

General Questions & FAQs

The main differences between the DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 2 (NSIDC-0032) and the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR, Version 1 (NSIDC-0630) data sets are de

How to Articles

Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface.Users have the option to
This article describes how to geolocate North, South, and Global EASE-Grid data from the DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures product using ENVI software.
This article describes how to import passive microwave EASE-Grid brightness temperature data into ArcGIS.