Processing of Radar Altimeter Network Data as part of the Large-scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia

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Originator: Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Processing of Radar Altimeter Network Data as part of the Large-scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia
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Publisher: Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
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Online_Linkage: http://essic8.umd.edu/~cmb/webtext/
Description:
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RALNET-LBA is a data sharing objective aimed at the Land Surface Hydrology component of LBA. Its contents are the direct output of the "Altimetric Remote Sensing of the Amazon: Contribution to Surface Water Dynamics" project which is currently funded by NASA (NRA 98-MTPE-01 Hydrological Participation in LBA). The project PI is Charon Birkett (USRA NASA/GSFC), Co-I is Mike Jasinski (NASA/GSFC), the Brazilian counterpart is Marcos Costa (University of Vicosa), and there are a number of North and South American collaborators. Utilizing remotely sensed spatial and temporal patterns of surface water fluxes, the project science objectives encompass hydrology, ecology, hazard and climate-related applications and issues. By utilizing remote sensing data in the form of satellite radar altimetry, the project additionally contributes to NASA's Mission to Planet Earth program. View datasets at "http://essic8.umd.edu/~cmb/webtext/datasets.html" [Summary provided by ESSIC.]
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.64
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -32.74
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 7.12
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -35.81
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > AQUIFER RECHARGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DRAINAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > FLOODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > HYDROPATTERN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > HYDROPERIOD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > INUNDATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RUNOFF
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > STAGE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > TOTAL SURFACE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WATER CHANNELS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WATER DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WATER PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WATER YIELD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > REFLECTED INFRARED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD MASS FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: ERS-1 > EUROPEAN REMOTE SENSING SATELLITE-1
Theme_Keyword: ERS-2 > EUROPEAN REMOTE SENSING SATELLITE-2
Theme_Keyword: TOPEX/POSEIDON > OCEAN TOPOGRAPHY EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: ALTIMETERS
Theme_Keyword: RADAR ALTIMETERS
Theme_Keyword: LBA > LARGE SCALE BIOSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE EXPERIMENT IN AMAZONIA
Theme_Keyword: Lba
Theme_Keyword: Biosphere
Theme_Keyword: Atmosphere
Theme_Keyword: Amazonia
Theme_Keyword: Altimetry
Theme_Keyword: Satellite
Theme_Keyword: Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Ecology
Theme_Keyword: Biochemical
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: SOCIETY
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > AMAZONIA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DR. CHARON BIRKETT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MIKE F. JASINSKI
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Mailcode 923
Address: NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20770
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Mailcode 974
Address: ASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20770
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301)614-6643
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301)614-5782
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301)614-6699
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301)614-5808
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cmb@nemo.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Michael.F.Jasinsk.1@gsfc.nasa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
RALNET-LBA users must carefully note the information given in the Validation and Advantages and Limitations sections concerning product accuracy. The RALNET-LBA Project Investigator, Co-investigator, Brazilian counterparts, collaborators, LBA and NASA, accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the data and the information held in this database.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UMD/ESSIC > Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
Contact_Person: LINDA CARTER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 2207 Computer & Space Sciences Building
City: College Park
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20742-2465
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lcarter@essic.umd.edu
Resource_Description: RALNET_LBA
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.essic.umd.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://essic8.umd.edu/~cmb/webtext/datasets.htmlht...
Access_Instructions:
TOPEX/POSEIDON and ERS altimetric datasets.
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Online_Option:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://essic8.umd.edu/~cmb/webtext/sra.html
Access_Instructions:
Satellite Radar Altimetry.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20041116
Metadata_Review_Date: 20051031
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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