The AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Climate Data Records
AbstractWith recent, dramatic changes in Arctic sea ice and the Antarctic ice sheets, the importance of monitoring the climate of the polar regions has never been greater. While many individual global satellite products exist, the AVHRR Polar Pathfinder products provide a comprehensive set of variables that can be used to study trends and interactions within the Arctic and Antarctic climate systems. This paper describes the AVHRR Polar Pathfinder (APP), which is a fundamental climate data record that provides channel reflectances and brightness temperatures, and the AVHRR Polar Pathfinder—Extended (APP-x), which is a thematic climate data record that builds on APP to provide information on surface and cloud properties and radiative fluxes. Both datasets cover the period from 1982 through the present, twice daily, over both polar regions. APP-x has been used in the study of trends in surface properties, cloud cover, and radiative fluxes, interactions between clouds and sea ice, and the role of land surface changes in summer warming. View Full-Text
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Key, J.; Wang, X.; Liu, Y.; Dworak, R.; Letterly, A. The AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Climate Data Records. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 167.
Key J, Wang X, Liu Y, Dworak R, Letterly A. The AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Climate Data Records. Remote Sensing. 2016; 8(3):167.Chicago/Turabian Style
Key, Jeffrey; Wang, Xuanji; Liu, Yinghui; Dworak, Richard; Letterly, Aaron. 2016. "The AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Climate Data Records." Remote Sens. 8, no. 3: 167.
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