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BYU High Resolution Images of NSCAT Sigma0 Measurements
Entry ID: NSIDC-0259

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Abstract: The NASA scatterometer (NSCAT) provided normalized radar cross section (sigma0) measurements of the Earth's surface. While originally designed for wind observation, scatterometer sigma0 measurements have proven useful in a variety of land and ice studies. To aid in the application of these measurements, Brigham Young University (BYU) has prepared this dataset consisting of enhanced resolution ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: David G. Long
Dataset Title: BYU High Resolution Images of NSCAT Sigma0 Measurements
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0259
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-26
Dataset Release Place: Pasadena, California USA
Dataset Publisher: JPL: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-09-15
Stop Date: 1997-06-26
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 4.45 km
Longitude Resolution: 4.45 km
Temporal Resolution: 6 day to 12 day

Latitude Resolution: 22.25 km
Longitude Resolution: 22.25 km
Temporal Resolution: 6 day to 12 day

SATELLITES Ancillary Description
Scatterometers Ancillary Description
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Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: SIR
Phone: 801-422-4383
Fax: 801-422-0201
Email: long at
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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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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