CLPX-Airborne: Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Imagery
Entry ID: NSIDC-0153

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Summary
Abstract: Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) is a side-looking imaging radar that is able to collect data irrespective of daylight or cloud cover. The AIRSAR instrument was operated in two modes over each Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) Meso-cell Study Area (MSA). In the first mode (POLSAR), polarimetric radar data were collected at P-, L-, and C-bands. In the second mode (TOPSAR), ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.7   S: 39.9   E: -105.9   W: -106.7

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bruce Chapman and Jiancheng Shi
Dataset Title: CLPX-Airborne: Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Imagery
Dataset Release Date: 2004-11-29
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0153.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-02-19
Stop Date: 2002-02-24
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Platform
Aircraft Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0153

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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: CD
Distribution Size: POLSAR 300 MB, TOPSAR 1 GB per flight line; 92.61 GB total
Distribution Format: Binary (compressed Stokes matrix, map byte, or signed 16-bit integer2 format)
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: chapman at faldo.atmos.uiuc.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Illinois
105 S. Gregory Avenue
City: Urbana
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 61801
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Publications/References
Lou, Yunling, Yunjin Kim, and Jakob van Zyl. The NASA/JPL Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar System. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. NASA/JPL Airsar Web Site. (http://airsar.jpl.nasa.gov/)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-02-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-03-04
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