Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0450

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Summary
Abstract: Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited. This data set contains the following spatially and temporally co-registered data: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) brightness temperatures for all channels; Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) backscattering coefficients; and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ground observations acquired from more than two thousand stations. There is a large, increasing interest in the potential arising from the combination of active and passive microwave data for the extraction of geophysical parameters from spaceborne platforms. Often, one of the major obstacles is the generation of spatially and temporally co-registered data sets for testing hypotheses, validating models, and developing retrieval approaches. The temporal coverage of this data set spans from 01 January 2002 through 19 March 2009 with AMSR-E data included for the 19 June 2002 through 19 March 2009 time period. The volume of the data set is approximately two gigabytes. Data are provided in tab-delimited ASCII text files and are available via FTP.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: AMSR-E Validation Data


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Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data


Geographic Coverage
 N: 79.55 S: 30.667  E: 180.0  W: -179.83301

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tedesco, M. and J. Miller.
Dataset Title: Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data
Dataset Release Date: 2010-03-01
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-0450


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FOG    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HAIL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR BACKSCATTER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TORNADOES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VISIBILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND PROFILES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]
QUIKSCAT >QUIKSCAT    [Information]


Instrument
AMSR-E >Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS    [Information]
Radiometers    [Information]
Scatterometers    [Information]
SEAWINDS >SeaWinds Scatterometer    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Quality
These data should be used for research purposes only; the investigators make no guarantees as to the quality of the processing. Data are used as is from the original source.


Keywords
AMSR-E
Automated Weather Station Data
Brightness Temperature
Ground Stations
Meteorology
Northern Hemisphere
NSIDC DAAC
NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
QuikSCAT
RADIOMETER
Scatterometer
Snow
Snow Cover
Surface Layer Backscatter
Wind Speed
WMO
World Meteorological Organization


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_DAAC


Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
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


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 2 GB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
NSIDC USER SERVICES
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


MARCO TEDESCO
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
City University of New York and NASA GSFC
Department of Earth and Atmosphere Sciences
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10031
Country: USA


JEFFREY MILLER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Province or State: MD
Country: USA


Publications/References
Knowles, K. W., M. H. Savoie, R. L. Armstrong, and M. J. Brodzik. 2006, updated current year. AMSR-E/Aqua daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, 2002 to 2009. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-03-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19

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