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Meltpond2000 Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Brightness Temperatures
Entry ID: NSIDC-0208



Summary
Abstract: The Meltpond2000 project was the first in a series of Arctic and Antarctic aircraft campaigns to validate sea ice algorithms developed for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E), primarily to quantify errors in AMSR-E sea ice products resulting from the presence of melt ponds.

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Description: Meltpond2000


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Description: Sea Ice Data at NSIDC


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Description: Sea Ice Products at NSIDC


Geographic Coverage
 N: 76.42194 S: 68.96694  E: -63.19694  W: -105.02194
 Min Altitude: 1371.6 METERS  Max Altitude: 5791.2 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Klein, M., A. J. Gasiewski, D. J. Cavalieri, and T. Markus.
Dataset Title: Meltpond2000 Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Brightness Temperatures
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0208
Dataset Release Date: 2004-02-13
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 1
Dataset DOI: doi:10.5067/2DES0Z7UE6DI
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0208


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-06-26
Stop Date: 2000-07-06


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


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Platform
Aircraft    [Information]


Instrument
INFRARED RADIOMETERS    [Information]
Radiometers    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Quality
Data in the TB maps are not compensated for incident angle variations caused either by aicraft roll and pitch or, in the case of the SLFMR, by the cross-track scanning mode. Although the PSR scans at fixed angles, aircraft pitch and roll variations influence the incident angle by as much as +/- 3 deg in angle, or roughly +/- 7 K for vertical and +/- 4 K for horizontal polarization over water. All channels worked well providing approximately 0.5 K to 1 K root-mean-square (RMS) noise for 20 ms integration. One exception was the 89 GHz vertical channel, which was not calibrated due to spurious noise (Klein et al. 2001). The 89 GHz noise is presumed to be from iron epoxy debris on the sensor.


Keywords
Aircraft
AMSR-E
AMSR-E Validation-project
Arctic Sea Ice
Baffin Bay
Canadian Arctic
DAAC
EOSDIS
Meltpond2000
NASA
NSIDC
Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
PSR
Radiometers
Sea Ice
Sea Ice PM Other-project
Sea Ice Temperatures
SLFMR


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NASA NSIDC DAAC


Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center 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: 647 MB
Distribution_Format: MATLAB

Distribution_Media: HTTPS
Distribution_Size: 647 MB
Distribution_Format: MATLAB


Personnel
ALBIN J. GASIEWSKI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory
Division of Microwave Systems Development
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA


DONALD J. CAVALIERI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (301) 614-5901
Fax: (301) 614-5644
Email: donald.j.cavalieri at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 614.1
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


THORSTEN MARKUS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-5882
Email: thorsten.markus at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Instrumentation Sciences Branch
Code 614.6
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Cavalieri, D.J. 2000. EOS Aqua AMSR-E sea ice validation program: Meltpond2000 flight report. NASA Technical Memorandum, NASA/TM 2000-209972. Greenbelt, MD, USA: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Ivanoff, A. 'Meltpond2000.' Sea Ice Remote Sensing. 23 May 2003. http://polynya.gsfc.nasa.gov/seaice_mp2000.html. Accessed January 2004. Klein, M., A.J. Gasiewski, K. Schuler, D. Cavalieri, T. Markus, and A. Yevgrafov. 2001. Sea ice brightness imagery observed during the Meltpond 2002 experiment. In Scanning the present and resolving the future, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2001. Vol. VI, p. 2853-2855. Klein, M., and A.J. Gasiewski. 2002. Meltpond 2000 PSR processing - final report. Boulder, CO, USA: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory. Klein, M., and A.J. Gasiewski. 2000. CAMEX3 polarimetric scanning radiometer MATLAB mapping software description. Boulder, CO, USA: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory. Markus, T., D. J. Cavalieri, and A. Ivanoff. 2002. The potential of using Landsat 7 data for the classification of sea ice surface conditions during summer. Annals of Glaciology 34: 415-419. Markus, T., D. J. Cavalieri, M. A. Tschudi, and A. Ivanoff. 2003. Comparison of aerial video and Landsat 7 data over ponded sea ice. Remote Sensing of the Environment 86: 458-469.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-02-25


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