CLPX-Airborne: Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer (POLSCAT) DataEntry ID: NSIDC-0159
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 ... 30 March 2003 (IOP 4). 205 flight lines of data were collected over Fraser, North Park and Rabbit Ears MSAs. The NASA CLPX is a multi-sensor, multi-scale experiment that focuses on extending a local-scale understanding of water fluxes, storage, and transformations to regional and global scales. Within a framework of nested study areas in the central Rocky Mountains of the western United States, ranging from 1-ha to 160,000 km2, intensive ground, airborne, and spaceborne observations are collected. Data collection focuses on two seasons: mid-winter, when conditions are generally frozen and dry, and early spring, a transitional period when both frozen and thawed, dry and wet conditions are widespread.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Yueh, S. H.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Airborne: Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer (POLSCAT) Data
Dataset Release Date: 2003-10-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0159
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints 2003 data available only to CLPX approved investigators until October 2004.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 10.34 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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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: 2003-10-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07