DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Land Surface ProductsEntry ID: NSIDC-0042
Abstract: The Pathfinder Program, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is tasked to produce long-term data sets for global change research. The Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Pathfinder Level 2 Land Products data set has been generated using the land classification algorithms developed by Neale, and the ... land surface temperature algorithms developed by McFarland. This data set includes both the land classification and land surface temperature products. The Pathfinder Level 2 Land Products data set is in swath format. Coverage is global land surface, and covers 1 August 1987 through 31 March 1988. Data are available on 8 mm tape or ftp on request. The SSM/I Pathfinder Level 3 Land Products data set has been generated using the Level 2 data described above. The Level 2 data were interpolated to a longitude-latitude grid with a resolution of one degree. For the Benchmark Period, the data were averaged over periods of five days (a pentad) or one month, although, for the land classification product, the most commonly occurring land class (the mode of the distribution within each bin) was chosen as the class for that bin and for the period. The data set, including both pentad and monthly grids, covers 1 August 1987 through 31 December 1988.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Land Surface Products
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsi-0042.html
Start Date: 1987-08-01Stop Date: 1988-12-31
Temporal Resolution: Daily
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE CLASSES
LAND SURFACE > LAND TEMPERATURE > LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES
LAND SURFACE > SOILS
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: 8 mm tape or ftp
Distribution Size: approximately 16 Megabytes
Email: cneale at cc.usu.edu
Biological & Irrigation Engineering Department Room EC 329 Utah State University
Province or State: Utah
Postal Code: 84322-4105
Utah State University Civil and Environmental Engineering 4110 Old Main Hill
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84322-4110
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Satellite/Instrument/Data Processing Documentation Hollinger, J. P., R. Lo, G. Poe, R. Savage, and J. Peirce. 1987. Special Sensor Microwave/Imager User's Guide.
Hollinger, J. P., ed. 1989.DMSP Special Sensor Microwave/Imager Calibration/Validation - Final Report - Volume I, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.
Hollinger, J. P. 1991. DMSP Special Sensor Microwave/Imager ... Calibration/Validation Final Report - Volume II, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.
Wentz, F.J. 1991. Revision-1 User's Manual SSM/I Antenna Temperature Tapes, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 70 pp. Journal Articles and Study Reports
McFarland, M. J., and C. Neale. 1991. Land Parameter Algorithm Validation and Calibration. DMSP Special Sensor Microwave/Imager Calibration/Validation - Final Report, Volume II, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, chap 9, pp 1-64.
McFarland, M.J., R. L. Miller, and C. M. U. Neale. 1990.Land Surface Temperature Derived From the SSM/I Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 28(5):839-845.
Neale, C.M.U., M.J. McFarland, and K. Chang. 1990.Land Surface-Type Classification Using Microwave Brightness Temperatures From The Special Sensor Microwave/Imager. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 28(5):829-838.
Hollinger, J. P., J. L. Peirce, and G. A. Poe. 1990. SSM/I Instrument Evaluation. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 28(5):781-790.
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