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MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 01
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Summary
Abstract: The MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 01 data set is derived from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite series using the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I). The parameters in this data set include AM freeze thaw, PM freeze thaw, combined freeze thaw, transitional freeze thaw, and inverse transitional freeze thaw states of water. The data set presents global coverage from morning, afternoon, and daily combined overpasses from 01 January 1988 to 31 December 2007. The data set is available through FTP and contains files in the HDF5, PNG, and GIF formats. These data were generated through a grant from the NASA Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program. Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs project. Once the data has 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: 86.717 S: -84.24  E: 179.74  W: -179.999

Data Set Citation
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Version: V01

Dataset Originator/Creator: John Kimball
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
Dataset Series Name: MEaSUREs
Dataset Release Date: 2010-09-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Version: V01
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0477.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


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


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


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
DMSP >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program    [Information]
SATELLITES    [Information]
POLAR >POLAR    [Information]


Instrument
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
Frozen Ground
Frozen Soil
intermittently frozen ground
SSM/I
Thaw
Thaw Depth
Thaw Depth Measurements
Thaw Depths


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_DAAC


Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC DAAC 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: 294 MB
Distribution_Format: GIF

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 4 GB
Distribution_Format: HDF

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 458 MB
Distribution_Format: PNG


Personnel
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


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


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


JOE GLASSY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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


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. 2008. updated daily. Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, 1988-2007. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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/toto/globe.html and CD-ROMs.

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.

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: 2010-09-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14


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