Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 133–147, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-133-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 133–147, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-133-2017

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 et al.

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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.