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MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
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Summary
Abstract: The MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status Version 2 product is a global record of the daily freeze/thaw (FT) status of the landscape derived from satellite observations of radiometric brightness temperatures. Two FT records are provided: a Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) record for the years 1979 to 2010; and an Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) record for the years 2002 to 2011. Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from this documentation.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Freeze/Thaw Earth System Data Record Web Site


Geographic Coverage
 N: 86.7167 S: -86.7167  E: 179.9999  W: -179.9999

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald.
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
Dataset Release Date: 2013-01-08
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Dataset DOI: doi:10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0477.002
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0477


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31

Start Date: 2002-06-19
Stop Date: 2011-09-27


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25km
Temporal Resolution: 12 hour


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >FREEZE/THAW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >FREEZE/THAW    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]
DMSP 5D-2/F11 >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11    [Information]
DMSP 5D-2/F13 >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13    [Information]
DMSP 5D-2/F8 >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8    [Information]
NIMBUS-7    [Information]


Instrument
AMSR-E >Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS    [Information]
SMMR >Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer    [Information]
SSMI >Special Sensor Microwave/Imager    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
MEASURES >Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments    [Information]


Keywords
AMSR-E
Diurnal Freeze/thaw
Freeze
Frozen Ground
Frozen Soil
intermittently frozen ground
SMMR
SSM/I
Thaw


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
UMT


Data Center
Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC MEASURES USER SERVICES
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org


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: 25 KB
Distribution_Format: GIF

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 200 KB
Distribution_Format: HDF

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 3.2 MB
Distribution_Format: Binary

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 50 KB
Distribution_Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)


Personnel
YOUNGWOOK KIM
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: youngwook.kim at ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:
The University of Montana
Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA


JOHN S. KIMBALL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: johnk at ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:
NTSG School of Forestry
University of Montana
City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA


JOE GLASSY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: joe.glassy at ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:
The University of Montana
Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA


KYLE C. MCDONALD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 212-650-8218
Fax: 212-650-7064
Email: kmcdonald2 at ccny.cuny.edu
Contact Address:
CUNY Environmental Crossroads Initiative and CREST Institute The City College of New York, City University of New York MR 925, 160 Convent Ave. & W. 138th St.
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10031
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
Armstrong, R. L., and M. J. Brodzik. 1995. An Earth-Gridded SSM/I Data Set for Cryospheric Studies and Global Change Monitoring. Advances in Space Research 16: 155-63. Brodzik, M. J. and R. L. Armstrong. 2002. EASE-Grid: A versatile set of equal-area projections and grids. In M. Goodchild (Ed.), Discrete Global Grids. Santa Barbara, California USA: National Center for Geographic Information and Anlaysis. Ferraro, R. R., F. Weng, N. C. Grody, and A. Basist. 1996. An eight-year (1987-1994) time series of rainfall, clouds, water vapor, snow cover, and sea ice derived from SSM/I measurements. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77(5), 891-905. Friedl, M. A., D. K. McIver, J. C. F. Hodges, X. Y. Zhang, D. Muchoney, A. H. Strahler, C. E. Woodcock, S. Gopal, A. Schneider, A. Cooper, A. Baccini, F. Gao, and C. Schaaf. 2002. Global land cover mapping from MODIS: algorithms and early results. Remote Sensing of Environment, 83, 287-302 GLOBE Task Team and others (Hasting, D. A., P. K. Dunbar, G. M. Elphingstone et al.). 1999. The global land one-kilometer base elevation (GLOBE) digital elevation model, version 1.0. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328, U.S.A. Digital data base at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/topo/globe.html and CD-ROMs. Jones, L.A., and J.S. Kimball, 2010. Daily Global Land Surface Parameters Derived from AMSR-E, Version 1.1. Boulder Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0451.html. Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, K.C. McDonald and J. Glassy, 2010. MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 1 [1988 to 2007]. Boulder Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0477.html. Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, K. C. McDonald, and J. Glassy. 2011. Developing a Global Data Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status using Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, K. Zhang, and K.C. McDonald, 2012. Satellite Detection of Increasing Northern Hemisphere Non-Frozen Seasons from 1979 to 2008: Implications for Regional Vegetation Growth. Remote Sensing of Environment 121, 472-487. McDonald, K.C, and J.S. Kimball, 2005. Hydrological Application of Remote Sensing: Freeze-thaw States using both Active and Passive Microwave Sensors. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. Part 5. Remote Sensing. M.G. Anderson and J.J. McDonnell (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd. doi: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa059a.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19


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