Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Review article
16 Feb 2017
Review article |  | 16 Feb 2017

An extended global Earth system data record on daily landscape freeze–thaw status determined from satellite passive microwave remote sensing

Youngwook Kim, John S. Kimball, Joseph Glassy, and Jinyang Du

Data sets

MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status Y. Kim, J. S. Kimball, J. Glassy, and K. C. McDonald

Short summary
A new freeze–thaw (FT) Earth system data record (ESDR) was developed from satellite passive microwave remote sensing that quantifies the daily landscape frozen or non-frozen status over a 25 km resolution global grid and 1979–2014 record. The FT-ESDR shows favorable accuracy and performance, enabling new studies of climate change and frozen season impacts on surface water mobility and ecosystem processes.