NSIDC-0042_1

DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Land Surface Products, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    The Pathfinder Program, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is tasked to produce long-term data sets for global change research. The Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Pathfinder Level 2 Land Products data set has been generated using the land classification algorithms developed by Neale, and the land surface temperature algorithms developed by McFarland. This data set includes both the land classification and land surface temperature products. The Pathfinder Level 2 Land Products data set is in swath format. Coverage is global land surface, and covers 1 August 1987 through 31 March 1988. Data are available via ftp on request. The SSM/I Pathfinder Level 3 Land Products data set has been generated using the Level 2 data described above. The Level 2 data were interpolated to a longitude-latitude grid with a resolution of one degree. For the Benchmark Period, the data were averaged over periods of five days (a pentad) or one month, although, for the land classification product, the most commonly occurring land class (the mode of the distribution within each bin) was chosen as the class for that bin and for the period. The data set, including both pentad and monthly grids, covers 1 August 1987 through 31 December 1988.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Level 3

    Quality
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    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Land Use/Land Cover
    • Land Cover
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Land Temperature
    • Land Surface Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Land Use/Land Cover
    • Land Use Classes
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Human Dimensions
    • Land Use/Land Cover
    • Land Use Classes
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Cover
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Soils
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Biosphere
    • Vegetation
    • Vegetation Cover

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  • Satellite
    DMSP 5D-2/F8
    Instruments
    • SSM/I

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    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    C. Neale

    Utah State University

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    Technical Contact
    M. McFarland

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    C. Neale

    Utah State University

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    M. McFarland

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    NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center

    Boulder, Colorado

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    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    • DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Land Surface Products, Version 1
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center