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MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald.
Publication_Date: 20130108
Title: MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status
Edition: 2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0477
Description:
Abstract:
The MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status Version 2 product is a global record of the daily freeze/thaw (FT) status of the landscape derived from satellite observations of radiometric brightness temperatures. Two FT records are provided: a Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) record for the years 1979 to 2010; and an Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) record for the years 2002 to 2011. Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from this documentation.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Armstrong, R. L., and M. J. Brodzik. 1995. An Earth-Gridded SSM/I Data Set for Cryospheric Studies and Global Change Monitoring. Advances in Space Research 16: 155-63. Brodzik, M. J. and R. L. Armstrong. 2002. EASE-Grid: A versatile set of equal-area projections and grids. In M. Goodchild (Ed.), Discrete Global Grids. Santa Barbara, California USA: National Center for Geographic Information and Anlaysis. Ferraro, R. R., F. Weng, N. C. Grody, and A. Basist. 1996. An eight-year (1987-1994) time series of rainfall, clouds, water vapor, snow cover, and sea ice derived from SSM/I measurements. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77(5), 891-905. Friedl, M. A., D. K. McIver, J. C. F. Hodges, X. Y. Zhang, D. Muchoney, A. H. Strahler, C. E. Woodcock, S. Gopal, A. Schneider, A. Cooper, A. Baccini, F. Gao, and C. Schaaf. 2002. Global land cover mapping from MODIS: algorithms and early results. Remote Sensing of Environment, 83, 287-302 GLOBE Task Team and others (Hasting, D. A., P. K. Dunbar, G. M. Elphingstone et al.). 1999. The global land one-kilometer base elevation (GLOBE) digital elevation model, version 1.0. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328, U.S.A. Digital data base at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/topo/globe.html and CD-ROMs. Jones, L.A., and J.S. Kimball, 2010. Daily Global Land Surface Parameters Derived from AMSR-E, Version 1.1. Boulder Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0451.html. Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, K.C. McDonald and J. Glassy, 2010. MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 1 [1988 to 2007]. Boulder Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0477.html. Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, K. C. McDonald, and J. Glassy. 2011. Developing a Global Data Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status using Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, K. Zhang, and K.C. McDonald, 2012. Satellite Detection of Increasing Northern Hemisphere Non-Frozen Seasons from 1979 to 2008: Implications for Regional Vegetation Growth. Remote Sensing of Environment 121, 472-487. McDonald, K.C, and J.S. Kimball, 2005. Hydrological Application of Remote Sensing: Freeze-thaw States using both Active and Passive Microwave Sensors. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. Part 5. Remote Sensing. M.G. Anderson and J.J. McDonnell (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd. doi: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa059a.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19790101
Ending_Date: 20101231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20020619
Ending_Date: 20110927
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.9999
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.9999
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 86.7167
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -86.7167
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > FREEZE/THAW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > FREEZE/THAW
Theme_Keyword: AQUA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, AQUA
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
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Theme_Keyword: AMSR-E > ADVANCED MICROWAVE SCANNING RADIOMETER-EOS
Theme_Keyword: SMMR > SCANNING MULTICHANNEL MICROWAVE RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: SSMI > SPECIAL SENSOR MICROWAVE/IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: MEASURES > MAKING EARTH SCIENCE DATA RECORDS FOR USE IN RESEARCH ENVIRONMENTS
Theme_Keyword: Amsr-e
Theme_Keyword: Diurnal Freeze/thaw
Theme_Keyword: Freeze
Theme_Keyword: Frozen Ground
Theme_Keyword: Frozen Soil
Theme_Keyword: Intermittently Frozen Ground
Theme_Keyword: Smmr
Theme_Keyword: Ssm/i
Theme_Keyword: Thaw
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 12 Hour
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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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
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc0477-freeze-thaw-v2/images/figure1.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Daily Composite AM/PM Freeze/Thaw Status for 9 April 2004
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
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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: 25 km
Longitude_Resolution: 25km
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC_MEaSUREs > Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments
Contact_Person: NSIDC MEASURES USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC_DAAC > NSIDC Distributed Active Archive 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
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
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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-0477
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GIF
Format_Name: HDF
Format_Name: Binary
Format_Name: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
Transfer_Size: 25 KB
Transfer_Size: 200 KB
Transfer_Size: 3.2 MB
Transfer_Size: 50 KB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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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://freezethaw.ntsg.umt.edu
Access_Instructions:
Freeze/Thaw Earth System Data Record Web Site
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130108
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140519
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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