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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0342

Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 1

This data set provides daily, near-real-time Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) brightness temperatures in the Equal-Area Scalable Earth-Grid (EASE-Grid). The data set consists of gridded data in two projections: Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. The data lag by one day and provide 270 days of near-real-time data. The spatial resolution is 25 km for all channels. Data are contained in flat binary files and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

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Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
  • 25 km x 25 km
Temporal Coverage
  • 8 February 2015 to 6 February 2016
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
Parameter(s):
  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature
Platform(s):
DMSP, DMSP 5D-3/F17
Sensor(s): SSM/I, SSMIS
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Version:
V1
Data Contributor(s): Richard Armstrong, Mary J. Brodzik

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Brodzik, M. and R. Armstrong. 2008. Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/BBQSXI3ERWWY. [Date Accessed].

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