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MEaSUREs Greenland Surface Melt Daily 25km EASE-Grid 2.0, Version 1
Data set id:
NSIDC-0533
DOI: 10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0533.001
This is the most recent version of these data.
Version Summary
Initial release

Overview

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, offers users a 25 km daily record of surface/near-surface melting on the Greenland Ice Sheet. The presence of melting is determined from brightness temperature data acquired during a 34 year span by three satellite-borne microwave radiometers: the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS).
Parameter(s):
SNOW MELT
Platform(s):
DMSP 5D-2/F11, DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F8, DMSP 5D-3/F17, Nimbus-7
Sensor(s):
SMMR, SSM/I, SSMIS
Data Format(s):
NetCDF
Temporal Coverage:
2 January 1979 to 31 December 2012
Temporal Resolution:
  • 1 day
  • 2 day
Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km
  • 25 km
Spatial Reference System(s):
WGS 84 / NSIDC EASE-Grid 2.0 North
EPSG:6931
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
0
E:
180
W:
-180
Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.

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