Enhanced-Resolution SSM/I and AMSR-E Daily Polar Brightness Temperatures
Entry ID: NSIDC-0464

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Abstract: This data set contains enhanced-resolution brightness temperatures produced using the Scatterometer Image Reconstruction (SIR) algorithm developed by the Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) group at Brigham Young University (BYU). Enhanced-resolution brightness temperature images for the Arctic and Antarctic were generated using antenna temperature data from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager ... View entire text
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Description: SSM/I Brightness Temperature and Sea Ice Concentration Grids: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 30.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: -39.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Long, D. G. and J. Stroeve.
Dataset Title: Enhanced-Resolution SSM/I and AMSR-E Daily Polar Brightness Temperatures
Dataset Release Date: 2011-08-11
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-0464
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-01
Stop Date: 2011-10-01

Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 12.5 km
Longitude Resolution: 12.5 km
Temporal Resolution: 12 hour

Latitude Resolution: 7.5 km
Longitude Resolution: 7.5 km
Temporal Resolution: 12 hour

Latitude Resolution: 2.5 km
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 km
Temporal Resolution: 12 hour

Quality Enhanced SSM/I brightness temperatures were produced without calibration changes from the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) Version 6 (V6) SSM/I swath product for DMSP-F13. Enhanced AMSR-E brightness temperatures were produced, also without adjustments, from the RSS V4 AMSR-E swath product. For details regarding calibration and validation of these source products, please visit RSS.
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Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
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: 1.5 - 63 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 5 - 7168 KB
Distribution Format: GIF
Phone: 801-422-4383
Fax: 801-422-0201
Email: long at ee.byu.edu
Contact Address:
BYU Center for Remote Sensing
Brigham Young University
459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA
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Long, D. G., P. Hardin, and P. Whiting. 1993. Resolution Enhancement of Spaceborne Scatterometer Data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31: 700-715. Long, D. G. and D. Daum. 1998. Spatial Resolution Enhancement of SSM/I Data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens. 36: 407-417. Long, D. G., D. Early, and M. R. Drinkwater. 1994. Enhanced Resolution ERS-1 Scatterometer Imaging of Southern Hemisphere Polar ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19
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