MEaSUREs Polar EASE-Grid 2.0 Daily 6 km Land Freeze/Thaw Status from AMSR-E and AMSR2, Version 2 (NSIDC-0728)
Data set:
NSIDC-0728
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Version Summary
This version includes the following updates:
• Southern Hemisphere coverage added;
• Temporal coverage extended to 2020;
• Title changed to reflect addition of Southern Hemisphere coverage;
• F/T status classified using a modified seasonal threshold algorithm, where reference F/T conditions are calibrated annually for each pixel.

Overview

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, reports the global, daily freeze/thaw status of the landscape at 6 km resolution on EASE-Grid 2.0 Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere polar grids. 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).
Parameter(s):
FREEZE/THAW
Platform(s):
Aqua, GCOM-W1
Sensor(s):
AMSR-E, AMSR2
Data Format(s):
Binary, GeoTIFF
Temporal Coverage:
2 June 2002 to 31 December 2020
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
Spatial Resolution:
6 km
6 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180

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