NSIDC-0477_003

MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status V003

Version 003
  • Abstract
    The MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 3 data set is a global record of the daily freeze/thaw (F/T) status of the landscape derived from satellite observations of radiometric brightness temperatures. Two F/T records are provided: one derived from Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) data for the years 1979 to 2012; and a second derived from Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) data 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.
  • Version Description
    Changes for this Version 3 release include: extending the F/T record through 2012; correcting land/ocean mask and F/T misclassification errors over some ocean dominated grid cells; revising the methodology used to produce the data quality annual maps.

Data Identification Fields:

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    GRID

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Access Constraints

    NONE

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • CRYOSPHERE
    • SNOW/ICE
    • FREEZE/THAW
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • SNOW/ICE
    • FREEZE/THAW

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Spacecraft
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • AMSR-E
  • Spacecraft
    DMSP 5D-2/F8
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Spacecraft
    DMSP 5D-2/F11
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Spacecraft
    DMSP 5D-2/F13
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Spacecraft
    DMSP 5D-3/F17
    Instruments
    • SSMIS
  • Spacecraft
    Nimbus-7
    Instruments
    • SMMR

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Spatial Information Fields:

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN CARTESIAN
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Data Centers

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  • UMT/SF/NTSG
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  • NSIDC
    ARCHIVER

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    Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG), The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive
    Missoula, Montana 59812

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    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institude of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, California 91109

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    Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG), The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive
    Missoula, Montana 59812

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    Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG), The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive
    Missoula, Montana 59812

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    1540 30th St Campus Box 449
    Boulder, Colorado 80309-0449

    9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., U.S. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday, excluding U.S. holidays.
    • 303-492-6199
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Data Contacts

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  • John
    Technical Contact
    John Kimball

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  • Kyle
    Technical Contact
    Kyle McDonald

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  • Youngwook
    Technical Contact
    Youngwook Kim

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  • Joe
    Technical Contact
    Joe Glassy

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Collection Citations Fields:

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      Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald. 2014. MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 3. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0477.003. [Date Accessed].