NSIDC-0450_1

Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited. This data set contains the following spatially and temporally co-registered data: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) brightness temperatures for all channels; Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) backscattering coefficients; and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ground observations acquired from more than two thousand stations. There is a large, increasing interest in the potential arising from the combination of active and passive microwave data for the extraction of geophysical parameters from spaceborne platforms. Often, one of the major obstacles is the generation of spatially and temporally co-registered data sets for testing hypotheses, validating models, and developing retrieval approaches. The temporal coverage of this data set spans from 01 January 2002 through 19 March 2009 with AMSR-E data included for the 19 June 2002 through 19 March 2009 time period. The volume of the data set is approximately two gigabytes. Data are provided in tab-delimited ASCII text files and are available via FTP.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

Data Identification Fields:

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    Processing Level

    Not Applicable

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Temperature
    • Air Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Winds
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
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    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Infrared Wavelengths
    • Brightness Temperature
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    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Water Vapor
    • Dew Point Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Phenomena
    • Fog
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    • Atmosphere
    • Precipitation
    • Hail
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    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Temperature
    • Maximum/Minimum Temperature
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    • Atmosphere
    • Precipitation
    • Precipitation Amount
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    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Radar
    • Radar Backscatter
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    • Atmosphere
    • Precipitation
    • Rain
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    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Pressure
    • Sea Level Pressure
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    • Atmosphere
    • Precipitation
    • Snow
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    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Depth
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    • Cryosphere
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    • Tornadoes
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    • Wind Profiles
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Satellite
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • AMSR-E
  • Satellite
    GROUND STATIONS
    Instruments
    • RADIOMETERS
    • SCATTEROMETERS
  • Satellite
    QUIKSCAT
    Instruments
    • SEAWINDS

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Spatial Information Fields:

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

Data Centers

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    University of Colorado
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    University of Colorado
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  • Marco
    Technical Contact
    Marco Tedesco

    New York, NY 10031

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    Technical Contact
    Jeffrey Miller

    Maryland

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    Technical Contact
    Marco Tedesco

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    Jeffrey Miller

    Maryland

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

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • NSIDC
    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

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

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    Collection Citations
    • Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data, Version 1
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center