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Published in EOS Transactions, AGU, 82(43), 503, 2001.


Spaceborne scatterometers have provided continuous synoptic microwave coverage of the Earth for nearly a decade. Though these scatterometers were originally designed to measure oceanic surface winds, their data are also extremely useful in a broad range of ice and land applications, including the use of extensive scatterometer time series to determine seasonal and interannual variability and possible relationships to climate change. Under a NASA Earth Science Enterprise grant, the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) project has produced non-ocean scatterometer imagery and data products that are now publicly available for the first time (http://www.scp.byu.edu/).