Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0208

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.

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Parameter(s):
  • MICROWAVE > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
  • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
  • SEA ICE > ICE TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • MAT
Spatial Coverage:
N: 76.42194, 
S: 68.96694, 
E: -63.19694, 
W: -105.02194
Platform(s):AIRCRAFT
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):INFRARED RADIOMETERS, RADIOMETERS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 26 June 2000 to 6 July 2000
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Marian Klein, Albin Gasiewski, Donald Cavalieri, Thorsten Markus

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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: https://doi.org/10.5067/2DES0Z7UE6DI. [Date Accessed].

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