CLPX-Airborne: Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer (POLSCAT) Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0159

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Abstract: This data set contains Ku-band polarimetric scatterometer (POLSCAT) data collected as part of the Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) to enable the development of a retrieval algorithm for snow water equivalent (SWE). POLSCAT is a Ku-band polarimetric scatterometer operating at 13.95 GHz. Flights were flown on 19, 21, and 23 February 2002 (during IOP1), 25 March 2002 (IOP2), and 25, 28 and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.01   S: 39.77   E: -105.72   W: -106.02
Min Altitude: 775.411 M Max Altitude: 1207.617 M
  N: 40.57   S: 40.34   E: -106.54   W: -106.82
Min Altitude: 620.268 M Max Altitude: 999.744 M
  N: 40.78   S: 40.58   E: -106.14   W: -106.42
Min Altitude: 735.782 M Max Altitude: 830.884 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Simon Yueh
Dataset Title: CLPX-Airborne: Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer (POLSCAT) Data
Dataset Release Date: 2003-10-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-02-21
Stop Date: 2002-02-21
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Aircraft Ancillary Description
Access Constraints 2003 data available only to CLPX approved investigators until October 2004.
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Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0159

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
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Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Size: 10.34 MB
Distribution Format: tab-delimited ASCII text
Contact Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 300-233
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA
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Simon H. Yueh, William J. Wilson, and Steve Dinardo, Polarimetric Radar Remote Sensing of Ocean Surface Wind, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 793-800, April 2002.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14
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