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.

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Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data


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Description: AMSR-E Validation Data


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tedesco, Marco and Jeffrey 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: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0450.html


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


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


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


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


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


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


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [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 > National Snow and Ice Data Center
NSIDC DAAC
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
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0450

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
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0450

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 files


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: 2010-01-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-08

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