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High Mountain Asia ASCAT Freeze/Thaw/Melt Status V001
Entry ID: HMA_FreezeThawMelt_ASCAT_1

Abstract: This data set contains bulk landscape frozen or thawed status over seasonally frozen land as well as snowmelt status over glacierized areas for the High Mountain Asia region. Daily Freeze/Thaw/Melt (F/T/M) status is derived from vertically polarized (V-pol) C-band (5.255 GHz) backscatter measurements acquired by the Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) on EUMETSAT Metop-A and Metop-B satellites. Swath-ordered observations are spatially enhanced using the Scatterometer Image Reconstruction (SIR) algorithm (Early and Long, 2001), are posted on Earth-fixed 4.45 km grids, and are interpolated to a daily product from the original 3-day, a.m. overpasses.

Purpose: Scientific Research
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.68   S: 19.12   E: 105.58   W: 63.43

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: High Mountain Asia ASCAT Freeze/Thaw/Melt Status V001
Dataset Publisher: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-01-01
Stop Date: 2017-10-12
Data Set Progress
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-06-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-15