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AVHRR Leads-ARI Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
Entry ID: NSIDC-0026


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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of AVHRR imagery selected from hard copy 'quick look' images to provide the best coverage possible over the Arctic approximately every three days for a three-year period. Level-1B data from NOAA/SDSD have been calibrated and mapped to earth locations, then gridded to 1 km pixels on a basin scale to the polar stereographic projection. The projection is similar to that used by NSIDC to produce DMSP SSM/I polar brightness temperature and sea ice products. Each image was ranked for areal coverage of particular seas and for degree of cloud coverage. Passes covering a large area are generally favored over shorter passes with less cloud cover. The data set was developed in support of the Office Of Naval Research Arctic Leads Accelerated Research Initiative (Arctic Leads ARI). The aim of the Initiative was to develop a more thorough understanding of the oceanography, meteorology, and ice dynamics surrounding formation and evolution of leads in sea ice. The leads ARI field experiment took place from March to April 1992. A spreadsheet containing the image rankings is available in hard copy (NOARL Tech. Note 118, April 1991); paper copies of the spreadsheet are available on request. Data set information is available on-line. Data are available via FTP.

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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: AVHRR Data at NSIDC


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Description: Sea Ice Products at NSIDC


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: 60.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Fetterer, F., and J. Hawkins
Dataset Title: AVHRR Leads-ARI Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0026


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ALBEDO    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ALBEDO    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ALBEDO    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
INLAND WATERS


Platform
NOAA POES >NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites    [Information]
NOAA-10 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-10    [Information]
NOAA-11 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11    [Information]
NOAA-8 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-8    [Information]
NOAA-9 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
LEADEX >Arctic Leads Experiment    [Information]
LEADS ARI >Office of Naval Research Arctic Leads Accelerated Research Initiative    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
DOD
Ice Albedo
ice dynamics
Ice Temperature
IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
LEADEX
Leads
Leads Ari
NAVY
Office Of Naval Research
ONR
Polar Albedo
Sea Ice


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_Format: IMG


Personnel
FLORENCE FETTERER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: fetterer 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


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
Abel, P., Prelaunch calibration of the NOAA-11 AVHRR visible and near IR channels, Remote Sensing of the Environment, v. 31, pp. 227-229, 1990. Fetterer, F.M.; Hawkins, J.D., An AVHRR data set for the Arctic Leads ARI, Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Technical Note 118, 61p., 1991. Fetterer, F.; Hawkins, J., Data set of Arctic AVHRR imagery for the study of leads. Annals of Glaciology, 17, pp. 398-404, 1993. Kidwell, K.B., NOAA Polar Orbiter Data Users Guide, NOAA/NESDIS, Satellite Data Services Division, 1986 (rev. 1988). Lauritson, L; Nelson. G.J.; Porto, F.W., Data extraction and calibration of TIROS-N/NOAA radiometers. NOAA Tech. Memo. NESS-107, 1979. Lindsay, R.W; Rothrock, D.A., Arctic sea ice surface temperature from AVHRR. Journal of Climate, 7(1), pp. 174-183, 1994.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-16


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