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
  • DOI

    10.5067/PVI6JRI0R35W

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    Processing Level

    NA

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

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • AMSR-E
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms
    GROUND STATIONS
    Instruments
    • RADIOMETERS
    • SCATTEROMETERS
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    QUIKSCAT
    Instruments
    • SEAWINDS

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

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    ARCHIVER

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

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    Jeffrey Miller

    Maryland

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    Technical Contact
    Marco Tedesco

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    Palisades, NY 10964

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    Technical Contact
    Jeffrey Miller

    Maryland

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    • 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

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