Nimbus-7 SMMR Polar Gridded Radiances and Sea Ice Concentrations
Entry ID: NSIDC-0007

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains gridded brightness temperatures and sea ice concentrations for both polar regions. It spans the period from October 1978 through August 1987, when the Nimbus-7 SMMR scanner was turned off. The data were collected every other day at 6.60, 10.69, 18.00, 21.00 and 37.00 GHz. Due to spacecraft power limitations, the scanner operated only on alternate days. There are usually at ... View entire text
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Description: Sea Ice Products at NSIDC
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -39.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 90.0   S: 30.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gloersen, P.
Dataset Title: Nimbus-7 SMMR Polar Gridded Radiances and Sea Ice Concentrations
Dataset Release Date: 2006-08-03
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0007.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-10-25
Stop Date: 1987-08-20
Platform
NIMBUS-7 Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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
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
Carsey, F.D., ed., Microwave remote sensing of sea ice. Geophysical Monograph 68, American Geophysical Union, 1992.

Cavalieri, D.J., P. Gloersen and W.J. Campbell, Determination of sea ice parameters with the Nimbus-7 SMMR, J. Geophys. Res. 89(D4):5355-5369, 1984.

Comiso, J.C. and H.J. Zwally, Polar microwave brightness temperatures from Nimbus-7 SMMR: Time series of daily and monthly maps ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-14
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