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Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 2
Entry ID: NSIDC-0077_2


Summary
Abstract: The Nimbus-5 Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) data set consists of gridded brightness temperature arrays for the Arctic and Antarctic, spanning 11 December 1972 through 16 May 1977. The data were gridded to a polar stereographic projection at 25 km resolution and adjusted to partially remove instrument drift and sensitivity shifts. The ESMR instrument senses horizontally polarized radiation at a frequency of 19 GHz. Daily data that could not be adjusted are missing from this updated data set. Data are in 2-byte integer flat-binary format, and are available via FTP.

Purpose: Scientific Research
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 90.0   S: 50.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 2
Dataset Publisher: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 2
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-12-11
Stop Date: 1977-05-16
Platform
Nimbus-5 Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

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Personnel
Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16


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