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	            The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) 
	            instrument on the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua satellite provides 
	            global passive microwave measurements of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric 
	            variables for the investigation of global water and energy cycles.

The AMSR-E 
	            Level-2A product (AE_L2A) contains brightness temperatures at 6.9 GHz, 10.7 
	            GHz, 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, and 89.0 GHz. Data are resampled to be 
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	            that correspond to the footprint sizes of the observations such as 56 km, 38 
	            km, 21 km, 12 km, and 5.4 km, respectively. Each swath is packaged with 
	            associated geolocation fields. Data are stored in Hierarchical Data Format - 
	            Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format and are available from 1 June 2002 to 
	            4 October 2011 via FTP.
	         gmd:Purpose:  Scientific Research
	         gmd:Credit:  Ashcroft, P. and F. J. Wentz. 2013, updated daily. AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures. Version 3. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_L2A.003. 
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