AMMR Air and Brightness Temperature Data, Wakasa Bay
Entry ID: NSIDC-0194

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Summary
Abstract: The Wakasa Bay Field Campaign was conducted in January and February 2003 to validate rainfall algorithms developed for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). The primary objective was to validate both AMSR and AMSR-E shallow rainfall and snowfall retrievals. An Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (AMMR) aboard a NASA P-3 Orion collected 37 GHz and 21 GHz brightness temperatures (TBs) and air temperatures on 14 January, 19 January, 21 January, and 03 February 2003. All measurements fall within 30.6763 deg N to 41.476 deg N, 134.0313 deg E to 150.3528 deg E. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Wasaka Bay Field Experiment


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: AMSR-E Validation Data


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: AMSR-E Validation Data


Geographic Coverage
 N: 41.476 S: 30.6763  E: 150.3528  W: 134.0313

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wang, J.
Dataset Title: AMMR Air and Brightness Temperature Data, Wakasa Bay
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0194


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-14
Stop Date: 2003-02-03


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > SEA OF JAPAN


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 second


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]


Instrument
AMMR >Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Quality
Temperature sensitivity is < 0.5 K, and calibration accuracy is about +/- 4 K.


Keywords
Aircraft
Air Temperature
AMSR-E
Brightness Temperature
EOSDIS
NASA
NSIDC DAAC
Rainfall Algorithm


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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

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: 1.55 to 1.99 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
JAMES R. WANG
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-5655
Fax: 301-614-5558
Email: James.R.Wang at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 614.6
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
'NASA Joins Snow Study over the Sea of Japan.' 29 January 2003. http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2003/0122japansnow.html. Accessed March 2004.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07

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