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AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Twice-Daily 5 km EASE-Grid Composites
Entry ID: NSIDC-0066


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NSIDC recommends using the AVHRR Polar Pathfinder (APP) data set instead. The Advanced Very High Resolution ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
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1.   N: -53.2   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  
2.   N: 90.0   S: 48.4   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: W. Emery, C. Fowler, T. Haran, J. Key, J. Maslanik, T. Scambos
Dataset Title: AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Twice-Daily 5 km EASE-Grid Composites
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0066
Dataset Release Date: 2000-09-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 3
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-07-24
Stop Date: 2005-06-30
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 km
Longitude Resolution: 5 km
Temporal Resolution: 12 hour
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Quality Product validation is a continuing process that takes advantage of comparative data as they become available. Comparisons were made between AVHRR Polar Pathfinder clear sky skin temperatures and surface-based measurements obtained at the South Pole over a seven-day period in 1995. These field data were collected by Robert Stone of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences ... View entire text
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Data Center
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Size: 3.26 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

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Contact Address:
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin at Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
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Cracknell, A. P. 1997. The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer. London: Taylor and Francis. Csiszar, I. and G. Gutman. 1999. Mapping Global Land Surface Albedo from NOAA AVHRR. Journal of Geophysical Research 104(D6):6215-6228. Diner, D. J., J. V. Martonchik, C. Borel, S. A. W. Gerstl, H. R. Gordon, Y. Knyazikhin, R. Myneni, B. Pinty, M. M. Verstraete. 1999. MISR Level 2 Surface Retrieval ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-09-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-05-02

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