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CLPX-Airborne: Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer (POLSCAT) Data, Version 1

This data set contains Ku-band polarimetric scatterometer (POLSCAT) data collected as part of the Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) to enable the development of a retrieval algorithm for snow water equivalent (SWE).

Geographic Coverage

  • Radar > Radar Backscatter
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 40.00833, S: 39.76694, E: -105.71694, W: -106.025

  • N: 40.56667, S: 40.34167, E: -106.54167, W: -106.81694

  • N: 40.78361, S: 40.575, E: -106.14167, W: -106.41694

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 21 February 2002
  • 23 February 2002
  • 25 March 2002
  • 25 March 2003
  • 28 March 2003
  • 30 March 2003
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT
Sensor(s): RADAR
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Simon Yueh
Data Citation

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.

Yueh, S. 2003. CLPX-Airborne: Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer (POLSCAT) Data, 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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