AMMR Air and Brightness Temperature Data, Wakasa Bay
Entry ID: NSIDC-0194

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Abstract: The Wakasa Bay Field Campaign was conducted in January and February 2003 to validate rainfall algorithms developed for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). The primary objective was to validate both AMSR and AMSR-E shallow rainfall and snowfall retrievals. An Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (AMMR) aboard a NASA P-3 Orion collected 37 GHz and 21 GHz brightness temperatures (TBs) and air temperatures on 14 January, 19 January, 21 January, and 03 February 2003. All measurements fall within 30.6763 deg N to 41.476 deg N, 134.0313 deg E to 150.3528 deg E. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.
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Description: Wasaka Bay Field Experiment
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.48   S: 30.68   E: 150.35   W: 134.03

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wang, J.
Dataset Title: AMMR Air and Brightness Temperature Data, Wakasa Bay
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-30
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: 2003-01-14
Stop Date: 2003-02-03
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 second
Aircraft Ancillary Description
Quality Temperature sensitivity is < 0.5 K, and calibration accuracy is about +/- 4 K.
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Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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: 1.55 to 1.99 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 301-614-5655
Fax: 301-614-5558
Email: James.R.Wang at
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 614.6
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
'NASA Joins Snow Study over the Sea of Japan.' 29 January 2003. Accessed March 2004.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07
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