C-band Polarimetric Scatterometer data of first-year sea ice for Arctic-ICE 2012

The C-band scatterometer was mounted at 2.6m height and scans were made at 5° intervals over the 20-65° radar incidence angle range, and an azimuthal width of 40° was used, though settings were occasionally modified to maintain the radar beam within a homogeneous cover type (e.g. a melt pond or bare ice patch). Scanning sessions at a site typically comprised 2 or more scans. In total, 307 time-stamped scans were made during 57 spatially or temporally unique scanning sessions over the period 06-June to 24-June 2012. External calibration was carried out by using a trihedral corner reflector with a known radar cross-section, and used to create calibrated backscatter data files that include signal-to-noise estimates for user quality assessments.

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Source https://www.polardata.ca/pdcsearch/PDCSearchDOI.jsp?doi_id=11615
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=11615_fgdc
Provenance
Creator Barber, David; Scharien, Randall; Landy, Jack; Shields, Megan; Yackel, John
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact dbarber(at)cc.umanitoba.ca; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Representation
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-95.634W, 74.704S, -95.575E, 74.753N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-06-06T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2012-06-24T00:00:00Z