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BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets
Entry ID: NSIDC-0261

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Abstract: Brigham Young University (BYU) Center for Remote Sensing holds various data from the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) program. The SCP is a NASA-sponsored project to develop scatterometer-based data time series to support climate studies of the Earth's cryosphere and biosphere. Originally developed to measure winds over the ocean from space, scatterometer data includes polar ice and tropical vegetation. Because the scatterometer radar signal can penetrate the surface, a scatterometer can observe subsurface/subcanopy climate-related features. These data sets consist of an Antarctic iceberg database, current Antarctic iceberg locations, sea ice extent products, QuikSCAT sea ice motion, and QuikSCAT global sigma-0 browse images.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: David Long
Dataset Title: BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0261
Dataset Release Date: 2004-12-30
Dataset Release Place: Provo, Utah USA
Dataset Publisher: CERS: Brigham Young University Center for Remote Sensing
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-07-01
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Phone: 801-422-4383
Fax: 801-422-0201
Email: long at
Contact Address:
BYU Center for Remote Sensing
Brigham Young University
459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18