CLPX-Airborne: Multiband Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Imagery
Entry ID: NSIDC-0155

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Summary
Abstract: This data set provides multiband polarimetric brightness temperature images over three 25 x 25 km Meso-cell Study Areas (MSAs) in Northern Colorado. The purpose of collecting these data within the overall aims of the NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) is to 1) provide multiband polarimetric dry snow microwave images using AMSR-E bands at a spatial resolution representative of the topography and vegetation cover, and 2) provide a simulated AMSR-E microwave data set coincident with the CLPX AIRSAR imagery for joint snow algorithm retrieval studies. Data were collected using the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL) Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR), an airborne multiband, conical-scanning, imaging radiometer system. PSR/A data were collected from a series of flight lines flown over the MSAs in February and March 2002 and 2003. PSR/A data are available via FTP as binary files (*.bin) and MATLAB files (*.mat). 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 were collected. Data collection focused 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.

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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stankov, B. and A. J. Gasiewski.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Airborne: Multiband Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Imagery
Dataset Release Date: 2004-08-20
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-0155


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-03-25
Stop Date: 2003-03-31

Start Date: 2003-02-22
Stop Date: 2003-02-25

Start Date: 2002-02-19
Stop Date: 2002-02-21


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COLORADO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >MICROWAVE IMAGERY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]


Instrument
PSR >Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer    [Information]


Project
CLPX >Cold Land Processes Field Experiment    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Keywords
Brightness Temperature
Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
PSR
Seasonal Snow Cover
Snow Cover


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: 1.9 - 8.8 MB
Distribution_Format: MATLAB

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 1.9 - 8.8 MB
Distribution_Format: Binary

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 1.9 - 8.8 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
BOBA STANKOV
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: B.Boba.Stankov at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory
Division of Microwave Systems Development
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA


ALBIN J. GASIEWSKI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory
Division of Microwave Systems Development
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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


Publications/References
Stankov, B. Boba, Albin J. Gasiewski, Marian Klein, Vladimir Leuski, Bob L. Weber, Vladimir Irisov, Don Cline, and A. Yevgrafov. 2003. Airborne Measurement of Snow Cover Properties using the Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer during the Cold Land Processes Experiments (CLPX02-03. IGARSS2003, July 21-25, Toulouse, France. Yueh, Simon H., William J. Wilson, and Steve Dinard . 2002. Polarimetric Radar Remote Sensing of Ocean Surface Wind. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 40, N . 4, pp. 793-800.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07

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