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Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX) Ground-Based Radar Polar Volume Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0209


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Summary
Abstract: This data set includes non-Doppler polar volume reflectivity data from the Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX). Data were collected on Sweden's Gotland Island, using an Ericsson radar mounted at 56 m above sea level. The radar provided 12 scanning angles. Measurements were taken between 1 September 2002 and 31 May 2003. BALTEX data sets will be used for validation of AMSR-E and Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)/Humidity Sounder for Brazil (HSB) Level 1 brightness temperatures and Level 2 cloud and precipitation parameters. Data are available in network Common Data Format (netCDF) from NSIDC via FTP. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 4 May 2002. The Baltic Sea Experiment's (BALTEX) Radar Data Centre (BRDC), operated by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), collects data from as many radars in or near the Baltic region as possible. During the Main Observational Phase (October 1999 - February 2002), data from 25 radars in six countries have covered the Baltic region every 15 minutes. High-latitude data are recorded from 50 to 70 degrees North, and they complement pre-existing efforts in the mid-latitudes and tropics.

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Description: BALTEX Radar Data Centre


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Global Energy and Water Experiment BALTEX site


Geographic Coverage
 N: 57.24 S: 57.24  E: 18.39  W: 18.39

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ralf Bennartz
Dataset Title: Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX) Ground-Based Radar Polar Volume Data
Dataset Release Date: 2004-04-29
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0209.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-09-01
Stop Date: 2003-05-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > SWEDEN


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR REFLECTIVITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
RADAR >Radio Detection and Ranging    [Information]


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


Keywords
AMSR-E
Radar
Rain Amount
Rainfall Amount
Surface Rainfall
Surface Reflectance
Sweden
Total Rainfall


Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0209

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
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0209

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: 212 MB
Distribution_Format: Compressed tar files


Personnel
RALF BENNARTZ
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Country: USA


DANIEL MICHELSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Country: Sweden


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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-04-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-15


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