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Daily Global Land Surface Parameters Derived from AMSR-E

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Jones, L. A. and J. S. Kimball.
Publication_Date: 20100310
Title: Daily Global Land Surface Parameters Derived from AMSR-E
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NSIDC-0451
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0451
Description:
Abstract:
Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited. This data set contains satellite-retrieved geophysical parameter files generated from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aqua satellite. The daily parameter retrievals extend from 19 June 2002 to 27 September 2011 and include daily air temperature minima and maxima (ta) at approximately 2 m in height; fractional cover of open water on land (fw); vegetation canopy microwave transmittance (tc); surface soil moisture (mv) at ≤ 2 cm soil depth; and integrated water vapor content of the intervening atmosphere (V) for the total column. The global retrievals were derived over land for non-precipitating, non-snow, and non-ice covered conditions. The primary input data were daily AMSR-E dual polarized multi-frequency, ascending and descending overpass brightness temperature data. The total volume for this data set is approximately seven gigabytes. Data are provided in zipped binary files and are available via FTP.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Ashcroft, Peter and Frank Wentz. 2006, updated daily. AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures V002, 19 June 2002 to 31 December 2008. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. Ashcroft, P., F. Wentz. 1999. “Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, AMSR Level 2A Algorithm,” RSS Tech. Report 121 599B-1. Santa Rosa, CA. Comiso, J.C., D. J. Cavalieri, T. Markus. 2003. Sea Ice Concentration, Ice Temperature, and Snow Depth Using AMSR-E Data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens. 41(2): 243-52. Grody, N. C. 1988. Surface Identification Using Satellite Microwave Radiometers. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens. 26: 850-9. Jones, L. A., C. R. Ferguson, J. S. Kimball, K. Zhang, S. K. Chan, K. C. McDonald, E. G. Njoku, E. F. Wood. 2010 (in press). Daily Land Surface Air Temperature Retrieval from AMSR-E: Comparison with AIRS/AMSU. IEEE J. Appl. Earth Obs. Rem. Sens. (J-STARS). Jones, L. A., J. S. Kimball, E. Podest, K. C. McDonald, S. K. Chan, E. G. Njoku. 2009. A Method for Deriving Land Surface Moisture, Vegetation, and Open Water Fraction from AMSRE. IEEE Int. Geosci. Rem. Sens. Symp. IGARSS ’09, July 13-17, Cape Town, South Africa. Knowles, K. W., M. H. Savoie, R. L. Armstrong, and M. J. Brodzik. 2006, updated 2009. AMSRE/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 3. 19 June 2002 to 31 December 2008. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. McDonald, K. C., J. S. Kimball. 2005. Chapter 53: Freeze-Thaw States Using Both Active and Passive Microwave Sensors. In Encyclopedia of Hydrological sciences, M. G. Anderson, (Ed.); John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, N.J. pp. 1-15. Jones, L. A., C. R. Ferguson, J. S. Kimball, K. Zhang, S. Chan, K. C. McDonald, E. G. Njoku, and E. F. Wood 2010 Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing of Daily Land Surface Air Temperature Minima and Maxima From AMSR-E IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 3 1 111-123 <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2010.2041530">http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2010.2041530</a> Literature Citation
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20020619
Ending_Date: 20110927
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CANOPY TRANSMITTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: AQUA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, AQUA
Theme_Keyword: AMSR-E > ADVANCED MICROWAVE SCANNING RADIOMETER-EOS
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Theme_Keyword: Global
Theme_Keyword: Land Surface
Theme_Keyword: Maximum Daily
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Theme_Keyword: Nsidc Daac
Theme_Keyword: Nsidc > National Snow And Ice Data Center
Theme_Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Theme_Keyword: Passive Microwave Data
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Day
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Day
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Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The data are appropriate for global change related assessment of land-atmosphere water, energy and carbon cycle interactions. Although extensive quality checking has been completed, these are research data and the user is responsible for their own quality checking and should be aware that spurious values may exist. The authors hold no responsibly for conclusions drawn from spurious data. We appreciate constructive and well-documented feedback to help make these data more useful. Questions and feedback should be sent to Lucas Jones (lucas@ntsg.umt.edu).
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Latitude_Resolution: 25 kn
Latitude_Resolution: 25 km
Longitude_Resolution: 25 kn
Longitude_Resolution: 25 km
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Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 25 kn
Latitude_Resolution: 25 km
Longitude_Resolution: 25 kn
Longitude_Resolution: 25 km
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
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Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
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Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Distribution_Liability:
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Transfer_Size: 7 GB
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http://nsidc.org/data/amsre/index.html
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100310
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161118
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Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
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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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