NSIDC-0464_1

Enhanced-Resolution SSM/I and AMSR-E Daily Polar Brightness Temperatures, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    This data set contains enhanced-resolution brightness temperatures produced using the Scatterometer Image Reconstruction (SIR) algorithm developed by the Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) group at Brigham Young University (BYU). Enhanced-resolution brightness temperature images for the Arctic and Antarctic were generated using antenna temperature data from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument. SSM/I images are available for 1995 through 2008, and AMSR-E images are available for 2002 through 2010. All available measurements for a single day are averaged into twice-daily gridded files for three different equal-area spatial coverages: Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, and full global. The spatial resolution is 12.5 km for SSM/I channels 19 and 22 GHz, 7.5 km for 37 GHz, and 2.5 km for the 85 GHz channel. For AMSR-E, the resolution is 12.5 km for the 6, 10, 18, and 23 GHz channels; 7.5 km for the 36 GHz channel; and 2.5 km for the 89 GHz channel. Software for reading the SIR-formatted SSM/I and AMSR-E data is also available. As scatterometer and radiometer data complement each other, these enhanced-resolution radiometer data, together with SIR format scatterometer data available from BYU, will facilitate polar research that combines information from both radiometers and scatterometers. Data are stored as scaled 2-byte integers in binary arrays with a 512-byte header and are available via FTP.
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    Scientific Research

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
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    AQUA
    Instruments
    • AMSR-E
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    DMSP 5D-2/F13
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    • SSM/I

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
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    • Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
    • Baffin Bay
    • Ocean
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • North Atlantic Ocean
    • Ocean
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • North Atlantic Ocean
    • Greenland Sea
    • Ocean
    • Southern Ocean
    • Amundsen Sea
    • Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
    • Beaufort Sea
    • Ocean
    • Pacific Ocean
    • North Pacific Ocean
    • Bering Sea
    • Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
    • Chukchi Sea
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Canada
    • Hudson Bay
    • Geographic Region
    • Polar

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    • Enhanced-Resolution SSM/I and AMSR-E Daily Polar Brightness Temperatures, Version 1
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center