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Special Sensor Microwave / Imager (SSM/I) Swath Web Map Service
Entry ID: SSMIWMS
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Summary
Abstract: The SSM/I is a passive microwave sensor that detects microwave radiation at four frequencies: 19.35 GHz, 22.235 GHz, 37.0 GHz, and 85.5 GHz. The 19, 37, and 85 GHz channels have dual-polarization (vertical and horizontal), while the 22 GHz channel has only vertical polarization. This yields a total of seven channels. The instrument is a conical scanning device sweeping out an approximately 1400 km wide swath as it looks forward (F8 looks backward) at an angle of about 45 degrees from vertical. The instrument scans through 102 degrees for each scanning revolution. The Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) has been processing and archiving Special Sensor Microwave / Imager (SSM/I) data since 1990. Prior to May 1995, the SSM/I data source for the GHRC was the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS). Since May, 1995, the source has been the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC). Data is obtained from FNMOC and processed at the GHRC within hours of its reception. Each day full resolution or -swath- brightness temperatures (Tb's) and reduced resolution -gridded- data sets are generated. Browse images of the gridded files are created in both HDF raster and GIF formats. HDF represents the Hierarchical Data Format, the data format standard for NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System.

[Summary provided by the University of Alabama, Huntsville.]

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Description: GHRC dataset collections.
Service Citation
Originators: University of Alabama, Huntsville
Title: Special Sensor Microwave / Imager (SSM/I) Swath Web Map Service
Provider: University of Alabama, Huntsville
URL: http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/wms.html
ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Access Constraints
None
Service Provider
Distributed Information Services for Climate and Ocean Products and Visualizations for Earth Research/Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA

Service Provider Personnel
Name: MICHAEL GOODMAN
Phone: 256-961-7890
Email: Michael.Goodman at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
320 Sparkman Dr
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: WMS
Fees: No fees
Personnel
MICHAEL GOODMAN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 256-961-7890
Email: Michael.Goodman at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
320 Sparkman Dr
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2009-06-29
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-08-07
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