Airborne Cloud Radar (ACR) Reflectivity, Wakasa Bay, Japan
Entry ID: NSIDC-0212

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Summary
Abstract: This data set includes 94 GHz co- and cross-polarized radar reflectivity. The Airborne Cloud Radar (ACR) sensor was mounted to a NASA P-3 aircraft flown over the Sea of Japan, the Western Pacific Ocean, and the Japanese Islands. The ACR data were acquired during the AMSR/AMSR-E Wakasa Bay Field Campaign in January and February 2003. Data are available in network Common Data Format (netCDF) from NSIDC via FTP. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 4 May 2002. The Wakasa Bay field campaign was designed to validate both AMSR and AMSR-E shallow rainfall and snowfall retrieval capabilities.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 30.0   E: 150.0   W: 130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Graeme L. Stephens
Dataset Title: Airborne Cloud Radar (ACR) Precipitation Data and Cloud Velocity Wakasa Bay, Japan
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0212.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-14
Stop Date: 2003-02-03
Platform
Aircraft Ancillary Description
Instrument
DOPPLER RADAR Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0212

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: 100 MB
Distribution Format: netCDF
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
Sadowy, G. A., R. E. McIntosh, S. J. Dinardo, S. L. Durden, W. N. Edelstein, F. K. Li, A. B. Tanner, W. J. Wilson, T. L. Schneider, and G. L. Stephens. 1997. The NASA DC-8 airborne cloud radar: design and preliminary results. Proceedings of IGARSS '97. vol. 4, 1466-1469.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-03-08
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