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Meltpond2000 Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Brightness Temperatures, Version 1

The Meltpond2000 project was the first in a series of Arctic and Antarctic aircraft campaigns to validate sea ice algorithms developed for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E), primarily to quantify errors in AMSR-E sea ice products resulting from the presence of melt ponds.

Geographic Coverage

  • Infrared Wavelengths > Brightness Temperature
  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature
  • Sea Ice > Ice Temperature
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 76.42194, S: 68.96694, E: -63.19694, W: -105.02194

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 26 June 2000 to 6 July 2000
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s):
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Marian Klein, Albin Gasiewski, Donald Cavalieri, Thorsten Markus
Data Citation

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Klein, M., A. J. Gasiewski, D. J. Cavalieri, and T. Markus. 2004. Meltpond2000 Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Brightness Temperatures, 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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