CLPX-Ground: Ground-based L and Ku band polarimetric scatterometry
Entry ID: NSIDC-0166

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Abstract: This data set includes ground-based radar observations carried out at the Fraser Experimental Forest Headquarters, Colorado, USA (39.95 N, 105.9 W), between 17-26 February and 26-30 March 2003. Truck-mounted L- and Ku-band scatterometers were used to collect fully polarimetric backscattering coefficients of snow. The calibrated radar systems measured the amplitude and phase of backscattered signal ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 39.95   S: 39.95   E: -105.9   W: -105.9
Min Altitude: 840.638 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sarabandi, K.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Ground: Ground-based L and Ku band polarimetric scatterometry
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-03-26
Stop Date: 2003-03-30

Start Date: 2003-02-17
Stop Date: 2003-02-26
Scatterometers Ancillary Description
Access Constraints These data are restricted to CLPX investigators until April 2004.
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 12.8 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: (734) 936 1575
Fax: (734) 647 2106
Email: saraband at
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University of Michigan
1301 Beal Avenue
City: Ann Arbor
Province or State: MI
Postal Code: 48109-2122
Country: USA
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Tassoudji, M. A., K. Sarabandi and F.T. Ulaby, “Design consideration and implementation of the LCX polarimetric scatterometer (POLARSCAT)”, RadiationLaboratory Report No 022486-T-2, The University of Michigan, June 1989. Kendra, J. R., “Microwave Remote Sensing of Snow: An Empirical/Theoretical Scattering Model for Dense Random Media.” Ph. D. thesis, Univ. of Michigan, Sept.1995. Ulaby, F.T., ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07
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