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AMMR Air and Brightness Temperature Data, Wakasa Bay, Version 1

The Wakasa Bay Field Campaign was conducted in January and February 2003 to validate rainfall algorithms developed for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). The primary objective was to validate both AMSR and AMSR-E shallow rainfall and snowfall retrievals. An Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (AMMR) aboard a NASA P-3 Orion collected 37 GHz and 21 GHz brightness temperatures (TBs) and air temperatures on 14 January, 19 January, 21 January, and 03 February 2003. All measurements fall within 30.6763 deg N to 41.476 deg N, 134.0313 deg E to 150.3528 deg E. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 2003-01-14 to 2003-02-03
Temporal Resolution:
1 second
Sensor(s): AMMR
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 41.476, S: 30.6763, E: 150.3528, W: 134.0313

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): James Wang

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Wang, J. 2004. AMMR Air and Brightness Temperature Data, Wakasa Bay, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

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