Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0728

MEaSUREs Northern Hemisphere Polar EASE-Grid 2.0 Daily 6 km Land Freeze/Thaw Status from AMSR-E and AMSR2, Version 1

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, consists of a Northern Hemisphere daily landscape Freeze/Thaw status at 6 km resolution. The data are derived from observations acquired by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) and the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2).

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Version Summary:

Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > FREEZE/THAW
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • GeoTIFF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 0, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):Aqua, GCOM-W1
Spatial Resolution:
  • 6 km x 6 km
Sensor(s):AMSR-E, AMSR2
Temporal Coverage:
  • 2 June 2002 to 31 December 2017
(updated 2019)
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Youngwook Kim, John Kimball, Jinyang Du, Joe Glassy, Kyle McDonald

Geographic Coverage

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

Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald. 2018, updated 2019. MEaSUREs Northern Hemisphere Polar EASE-Grid 2.0 Daily 6 km Land Freeze/Thaw Status from AMSR-E and AMSR2, 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/WM9R9LQ2SA85. [Date Accessed].

Literature Citation

As a condition of using these data, we request that you acknowledge the author(s) of this data set by referencing the following peer-reviewed publication.

  • Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and J. Du. 2017. An Extended Global Earth System Data Record on Daily Landscape Freeeze-Thaw Determined from Satellite Passive Microwave Remote Sensing, Earth System Science Data. 9. 133–147. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-133-2017

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