Overview

Overview: The definition, goals, and anticiplated user communities

Motivation: Why having a transparent, well-documented process is as important as producing an intercalibrated dataset

Data Availability: The time range of currently available data from all of the SSM/I and SSMIS sensors

Approach: A description of the intercalibration methods and data processing flow

Validation: Time series of geophysical products

SSM/I

Description: Specifications for the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager and DMSP spacecraft

Geolocation: Description of the motivation, methodology and results from an analysis of the pixel latitude/longitude

Intercalibration: Detailed explanation of multiple approaches to sensor intercalibration along with results

Data: Information on availability, format specifications, and data access

Software: Code to read the FCDR files in Fortran, C, IDL and Matlab, along with information on netCDF 4

Documentation: Detailed documentation of the CSU FCDR along with a digital archive of reports, journal articles and other information from external sources

SSMIS

Description: Specifications for the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/ Sounder and DMSP spacecraft

Geolocation: Description of the motivation, methodology and results from an analysis of the pixel latitude/longitude

Intercalibration: Detailed explanation of multiple approaches to sensor intercalibration along with results

Data: Information on availability, format specifications, and data access

Software: Code to read the FCDR files in Fortran, C, IDL and Matlab, along with information on netCDF 4

Documentation: Detailed documentation of the CSU FCDR along with a digital archive of reports, journal articles and other information from external sources

Monitoring: Monitoring of input near real-time calibration and antenna temperatures data