UCAR/CU CYGNSS Inundation Maps

This dataset provides 3 km maps of inundation fraction for latitudes +/- 38 degrees for the time period Mar 20, 2017 - Jun 30, 2022. Retrievals are derived from the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) constellation, which uses GNSS-Reflectometry to obtain L-band surface reflectivity observations over the land and ocean surface. To derive the fractional inundation maps, CYGNSS reflectivity observations are first aggregated over a period of 3-days. These observations are then spatially interpolated before they are converted into estimates of inundation fraction. This product was jointly developed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado Boulder with funding from the NASA Terrestrial Hydrology Program award number 80NSSC19K0046.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2017-03-20
    End:  2022-06-30


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2017-03-20
Temporal Range End 2022-06-30
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 38
Bounding Box South Lat -38
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
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Resource Support Name Clara Chew
Resource Support Email clarac@ucar.edu
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Metadata Contact Name Clara Chew
Metadata Contact Email clarac@ucar.edu
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Author Chew, Clara
Small, Eric
Publication Date 2022
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/fbxc-0e55
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Metadata Date 2022-11-18T09:53:26.065222
Metadata Record Identifier 10.5065/fbxc-0e55
Metadata Language eng
Suggested Citation Chew, Clara, Small, Eric. (2022). UCAR/CU CYGNSS Inundation Maps. UCAR/NCAR - COSMIC. https://doi.org/10.5065/fbxc-0e55. Accessed 26 September 2023.

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