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DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Armstrong, R., K. Knowles, M. Brodzik, and M. A. Hardman.
Publication_Date: 19940101
Title: DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
Edition: 2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NSIDC-0032
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-0032
Description:
Abstract:
This Level-3 Equal-Area Scalable Earth-Grid (EASE-Grid) Brightness Temperature data set, collected since 09 July 1987, is a part of the NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program. The data set consists of gridded data from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) in three equal-area projections: Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, and full global. The data gridding technique maximizes the radiometric integrity of the original brightness temperature values, maintains high spatial and temporal precision, and involves no averaging of original swath data. Spatial coverage is global and a spatial resolution of 25 km is available for all channels. Channels at 85 and 91 GHz are also provided at 12.5 km. For a given projection, there are 18 brightness temperature files per day and two corresponding time files. Data are contained in flat binary files and are available via FTP as processing is completed.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Brodzik, M. J. 1997. 'EASE-Grid: A Versatile Set of Equal-Area Projections and Grids.' NSIDC, Boulder, Colorado USA. http://nsidc.org/data/ease/ease_grid.html. Galantowicz, J. F., A. W. England. 1991. The Michigan Earth Grid: Description, Registration Method for SSM/I Data, and Derivative Map Projections. Radiation Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technical Galantowicz, J. F. 1995. Microwave Radiometry of Snow-Covered Grasslands for the Estimation of Land-Atmosphere Energy and Moisture Fluxes. PhD Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. Knowles, K. W. 1993. 'Points, Pixels, Grids, and Cells -- A Mapping and Griddi Primer.' NSIDC, Boulder, Colorado USA. http://cires.colorado.edu/~knowlesk/ppgc.html Poe, G. A. 1990. Optimum Interpolation of Imaging Microwave Radiometer Data. IEEE Transactions Geoscience and Remote Sensing GE-28:800-810. Stogryn, A. 1978. Estimates of Brightness Temperatures from Scanning Radiometer Data. IEEE Transactions Antennas and Propagation AP-26:720-726. Wentz, F. J. 1991. User's Manual SSM/I Antenna Temperature Tapes, Revision 1. Remote Sensing Systems Technical Report 120191. Santa Rosa, California USA. Wentz, F. J. 1992. Final Report, Production of SSM/I Data Sets. Remote Sensing Systems Technical Report 090192. Santa Rosa, California USA. Wentz, F. J. 1993. User's Manual SSM/I Antenna Temperature Tapes, Revision 2. Remote Sensing Systems Technical Report 120193. Santa Rosa, California USA.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19870709
Ending_Date: 20151231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
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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 > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: DMSP > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F11
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F13
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F8
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-3/F17 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F17
Theme_Keyword: SSM/I > SPECIAL SENSOR MICROWAVE/IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: SSMIS > SPECIAL SENSOR MICROWAVE IMAGER/SOUNDER
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER > NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Antarctic
Theme_Keyword: Arctic
Theme_Keyword: Dmsp
Theme_Keyword: Ease
Theme_Keyword: Ease-grid
Theme_Keyword: Ease-grid-project
Theme_Keyword: Ease-grid Tb-project
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Global
Theme_Keyword: Gridded Data
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/nsidc
Theme_Keyword: Nasa Pathfinder
Theme_Keyword: Noaa/nasa Pathfinder
Theme_Keyword: Noaa Pathfinder
Theme_Keyword: Passive Microwave
Theme_Keyword: Pathfinder
Theme_Keyword: Polar
Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme_Keyword: Ssm/i
Theme_Keyword: Ssmis
Theme_Keyword: NULL
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > AMUNDSEN SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GREENLAND SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BAFFIN BAY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > HUDSON BAY
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Day
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Day
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
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:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 12.5 km
Latitude_Resolution: 25 km
Longitude_Resolution: 12.5 km
Longitude_Resolution: 25 km
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 12.5 km
Latitude_Resolution: 25 km
Longitude_Resolution: 12.5 km
Longitude_Resolution: 25 km
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/NSIDC_DAAC > NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC DAAC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
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
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
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
Resource_Description: NSIDC-0032
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Binary
Transfer_Size: 1 - 4096 KB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0032_ssmi_eas...
Access_Instructions:
Documentation
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0032_e...
Access_Instructions:
FTP
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/data/polaris/?datasets=DMSP+SSM%2...
Access_Instructions:
Polaris
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://daacdata.apps.nsidc.org/pub/DATASETS/nsidc...
Access_Instructions:
HTTPS
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/data/pathfinders/index.html
Access_Instructions:
NOAA/NASA Polar Pathfinder Data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/daac/pathfinder/index.html
Access_Instructions:
About the NOAA/NASA Polar Pathfinder Program
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/data/ease/
Access_Instructions:
EASE-Grid Data
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19940101
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160308
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.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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