ERS-2_BYU_L3_OW_SIGMA0_ENHANCED_1

PODAAC-ERS2B-SNEN0

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  • Abstract
    This European Remote Sensing (ERS) Sigma-0 dataset is generated by the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) project at Brigham Young University (BYU) and is generated using a Scatterometer Image Reconstruction (SIR) technique developed by Dr. David Long at BYU. The dataset provides SIR processed Sigma-0 data from the ERS-2 C-band scatterometer, which is also known as the Active Microwave Instrument (AMI). AMI is a multimode radar operating at a frequency of 5.3 GHz (C-band), using vertically polarized antennas for both transmission and reception. The SIR technique results in an enhanced resolution image reconstruction and gridded on an equal-area grid (for non-polar regions) at 8.9 km pixel resolution stored in SIR files; polar regions are gridded at the same resolution using a polar-stereographic technique. A non-enhanced version is provided at 44.5 km pixel resolution in a format known as GRD (i.e., gridded) files. All files are produced in IEEE formatted binary. All data files are separated and organized by region, parameter, and sampling technique (i.e., SIR vs. GRD). The regions of China and Japan are combined into a single region. In addition to Sigma-0, various statistical parameters are provided for added guidance, including but not limited to: standard deviation, measurement counts, pixel time, Sigma-0 error, and average incidence angle. This dataset was once distributed on tape, but has been made available on FTP thanks to the BYU SCP. For more information, please visit: http://www.scp.byu.edu/docs/ERS_user_notes.html

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    Processing Level

    3

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    Science Keywords
    • Earth Science
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Ice Extent
    • Earth Science
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Radar
    • Sigma Naught
    • Normalized Radar Cross-Section

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Platforms
  • spacecraft
    ERS-2
    Instruments
    • AMI

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Location Keywords
    • CONTINENT
    • ASIA
    • EASTERN ASIA
    • JAPAN
    • CONTINENT
    • EUROPE
    • CONTINENT
    • SOUTH AMERICA
    • CONTINENT
    • AFRICA
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • CONTINENT
    • NORTH AMERICA
    • CENTRAL AMERICA
    • OTHER
    • Siberia
    • OCEAN
    • PACIFIC OCEAN
    • NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
    • BERING SEA
    • CONTINENT
    • NORTH AMERICA
    • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    • ALASKA
    • CONTINENT
    • ASIA
    • EASTERN ASIA
    • CHINA
    • CONTINENT
    • NORTH AMERICA
    • GREENLAND
    • CONTINENT
    • ANTARCTICA
    • OTHER
    • North Africa
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • ARCTIC
    • OCEAN
    • INDIAN OCEAN
    • INDONESIA
    • CONTINENT
    • AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
    • AUSTRALIA
    • CONTINENT
    • ASIA
    • SOUTHERN ASIA
    • CONTINENT
    • NORTH AMERICA

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  • BYU/SCP
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  • Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, N
    ARCHIVER
    Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

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    Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, N

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