AMSRIce06 Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) Lidar Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0461

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Summary
Abstract: Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited. This data set contains Lidar measurements of sea ice in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas of the Arctic Ocean, and of snow cover off the northern coast of Alaska, USA. The Lidar data were obtained by the Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) instrument mounted on a P3 aircraft during three days in March 2006. The data set includes airborne laser-ranging data, aircraft attitude, and GPS positioning information organized in 32-bit (4-byte) scaled binary format. Also included are ASCII text files containing processing scripts, latitude/longitude coordinates, and surface elevation corresponding to the ATM data. These data were collected as part of the joint in situ and aircraft AMSRIce06 campaign. The total volume of this data set is approximately 11 gigabytes. All files are available via FTP. These data were collected as part of a validation study for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). AMSR-E is a mission instrument that was launched aboard the NASA Aqua Satellite on 04 May 2002.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Sea Ice Remote Sensing: Arctic 2006


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: AMSR-E Validation Data


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: AMSRIce06 Product Web Site


Geographic Coverage
 N: 71.9577 S: 64.8929  E: -148.2055  W: -166.1468

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Krabill, W. B.
Dataset Title: AMSRIce06 Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) Lidar Data
Dataset Release Date: 2010-04-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0461


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-03-21
Stop Date: 2006-03-21

Start Date: 2006-03-22
Stop Date: 2006-03-22

Start Date: 2006-03-25
Stop Date: 2006-03-25


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]


Instrument
ATM >Airborne Topographic Mapper    [Information]
Cameras    [Information]
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]


Project
AMSRICE06 >Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Product Validation    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Keywords
AMSR-E
AMSR-E Validation
AMSRIce06
Arctic Sea Ice
ATM
DAAC
Lidar
NSIDC
NSIDC DAAC
Sea Ice
Snow Cover On Sea Ice
Snow On Sea Ice
Snow Over Sea Ice


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_DAAC


Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
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


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 13 - 54 MB
Distribution_Format: Binary

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 1 - 26624 KB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
WILLIAM B. KRABILL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: William.B.Krabill at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Wallops Flight Facility
Building N159 Room E201
Mailstop 972.0
City: Wallops Island
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23337
Country: USA


NSIDC USER SERVICES
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


Publications/References
For more campaign maps and more information on AMSRIce06, visit the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Sea Ice Remote Sensing: Arctic 2006 Web page: http://polynya.gsfc.nasa.gov/seaice_arctic2006.html.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19

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