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Nimbus-7 SMMR Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
Entry ID: NSIDC-0071

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of brightness temperatures acquired from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) on board the Nimbus-7 Pathfinder satellite. The brightness temperatures have been gridded onto the Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) and are presented in three different projections: Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, and global. The SMMR EASE-Grid data were derived ... View entire text
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Description: NOAA/NASA Polar Pathfinder Data
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Knowles, K., E. G. Njoku, R. Armstrong, and M. Brodzik.
Dataset Title: Nimbus-7 SMMR Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
Dataset Release Date: 2000-01-01
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-0071
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-10-25
Stop Date: 1987-08-20
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km

Platform
NIMBUS-7 Ancillary Description
Quality Quality indicator flags were provided in the level 1b data for the scan status word of each scan. These flags indicated conditions in the original data or in the data processing that may have given rise to reduced-quality calibrated output. None of these data were eliminated from the gridded product
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 83 MB
Distribution Format: Binary
Personnel
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
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Publications/References
Brodzik, M. J. 1998. The EASE-Grid, A Versatile Set of Equal-Area Projections and Grids. Special report to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO. Frances, E. A. 1987. Calibration of the Nimbus-7 Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) 1979-1984. Master's Thesis, College of Oceanography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Fu, C. C., D. Han, S. T. Kim, and P. Gloersen. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-16

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