NSIDC-0342_1

Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 1

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  • Abstract

    Notice (04/21/2016): On 04/05/2016 a change in the solar panel position to shade the nitrogen tank on board the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-17 satellite was made. In doing so, the integrity of the vertically polarized 37 GHz channel (37V) of the Special Sensor Microwave Imager and Sounder (SSMIS) was compromised. On 04/13/16 an additional change in the solar panel position was made. This change had improved the problems we were seeing in the 37V GHz channel for data from April 13 to April 19; however, on April 20, the 37V GHz channel started to produce bad data again. Thus, data from April 20 onward should not be used until further notice.

    This data set provides daily, near-real-time Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) brightness temperatures in the Equal-Area Scalable Earth-Grid (EASE-Grid). The data set consists of gridded data in two projections: Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. The data lag by one day and provide 270 days of near-real-time data. The spatial resolution is 25 km for all channels. Data are contained in flat binary files and are available via FTP.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
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  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
  • Satellite
    DMSP
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Satellite
    DMSP 5D-3/F17
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    • SSMIS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
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    • Geographic Region
    • Northern Hemisphere
    • Geographic Region
    • Southern Hemisphere

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    Mary Brodzik

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

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    Richard Armstrong

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

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    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
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    Richard Armstrong

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

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

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    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
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    Mary Brodzik

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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

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
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    Mary Brodzik

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

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

  • Richard
    Data Center Contact
    Richard Armstrong

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

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

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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