DMSP-8 and DMSP-F10 SSM/I Wentz Antenna TemperaturesEntry ID: NSIDC-0040
Abstract: The SSMI is a seven-channel, four-frequency, dual-polarized, passive
microwave radiometer which measures the atmospheric, oceanic, and land
surface microwave brightness temperatures at 19.3, 22.2, 37.0 and
85.5 GHz. The orbit of the satellite is near-circular, sun-synchronous,
and near-polar with an inclination of 98.8 degrees. The ascending
equatorial crossing time for the F10 satellite is not ... constant since
it is not exactly in a sun-synchronous orbit. As of 1 January 1991,
the crossing time was 7:39 pm local time and increasing at a rate of
47 minutes per year.
The SSM/I antenna temperature (Ta) data set is produced by Remote
Sensing Systems. This data set is essentially a compacted,
chronologically-ordered version of the Temperature Data Records
(TDR's) being produced by Fleet Numerical Meteorology an Oceanography
Center. These data were taken by the SSM/I aboard DMSP-F10. A similar
data set is available for DMSP-F8 and F11. Contact NSIDC user services
(http://nsidc.org/forms/contact.html) for further
information or to obtain the data.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: DMSP-8 and DMSP-F10 SSM/I Wentz Antenna Temperatures
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0040.html
Start Date: 1990-12-08Stop Date: 1991-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: 8 mm tape
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
Wentz, Frank J., 1988: User's Manual, SSM/I Antenna Temperature Tapes,
RSS Technical Report 032588, March 25, 1988, Remote Sensing Systems,
Santa Rosa, CA.
Wentz, Frank J., 1991: User's Manual SSM/I Antenna Temperature Tapes
Revision 1, RSS Technical Report 120191, Dec. 1, 1991, Remote Sensing
Systems, Santa Rosa, CA.
"DMSP Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) F8 and F10 Wentz Antenna
Temperatures". NSIDC Dataset Guide.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-06-03