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 consists of a Northern Hemisphere daily landscape Freeze/Thaw status at 6 km resolution for the years 2002 to 2016 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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Geographic Coverage

Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 0, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 6 x 6
Temporal Coverage:
  • 2 June 2002 to 31 December 2016
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • GeoTIFF
Platform(s) AQUA, GCOM-W1
Sensor(s): AMSR-E, AMSR2
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Youngwook Kim, John Kimball, Jinyang Du, Joe Glassy, Kyle McDonald

Data Citation

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. 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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