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 Release Place: Pasadena, CA
Dataset Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-09-15
Stop Date: 1997-06-26
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 4.45 km, 22.25 km
Longitude Resolution: 4.45 km, 22.25 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: 6-12 days
Temporal Resolution Range: Weekly - < Monthly
SATELLITES Ancillary Description
SCATTEROMETERS Ancillary Description
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0259

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, DLT
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
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-03-08
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