Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Monthly Data Products from NCDC

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Abstract: The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) home page is

The Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Dataset home page on the
WWW is http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/satellite/ssmi/ssmiproducts.html.

For annonymous ftp, ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov, cd /pub/data/ssmi/1deg (1
degree), cd /pub/data/ssmi/25deg (2.5 degree).

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Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Monthly Data Products from NCDC
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ralph Ferraro, E/RA2
Dataset Title: Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Monthly Data Products from NCDC
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Research and Applications
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/satellite/ssmi/ssmiproducts.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-07-01
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Quality Problem Areas

a. The 2.5 degree pr2 and pf2 products have artifacts along coastlines and the
sea-ice boundary. These are due to the larger footprint sizes of the lower
frequency channels (e.g., 19 GHz) used in the retrievals.

b. The 1 degree rainfall product does not make a distinction between "zero"
rain and "indeterminate" rain (due to snow and ice cover), which is indicated
as zero rain. It is done within the 2.5 degree products.
Originating Center
Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Phone: 301-763-8251
Email: Ralph.R.Ferraro at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20740
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21
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