Snow Melt Onset Over Arctic Sea Ice from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS Brightness Temperatures
Entry ID: NSIDC-0105

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Summary
Abstract: This data set includes yearly snow melt onset dates over Arctic sea ice derived from brightness temperatures from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS). The introduction of liquid water to snow results in a sharp increase in the emissivity and hence brightness temperature of the ... View entire text
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Description: Sea Ice Data at NSIDC
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 30.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Anderson, M., A. C. Bliss, and S. Drobot.
Dataset Title: Snow Melt Onset Over Arctic Sea Ice from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS Brightness Temperatures
Dataset Release Date: 2014-04-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 3
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0105
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2012-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 12 month
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 16 - 27 KB
Distribution Format: GIF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 133 - 680 KB
Distribution Format: Binary
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Abdalati, W. and K. Steffen. 1997. Snowmelt on the Greenland Ice Sheet as Derived from Passive Microwave Satellite Data. Journal of Climate 10(2):165-175. Abdalati, W. and K. Steffen. 1995. Passive Microwave-defined Snow Melt Regions on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophysical Research Letters 22(7):787-790. Abdalati, W., K. Steffen, C. Otto and K. Jezek. 1995. Comparison of brightness temperatures ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-04-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-23
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