Entry_ID: AE_MoOcn
Entry_Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner. 
   Dataset_Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2004-01-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Version: 2
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ae_moocn.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_MOOCN.002
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Frank
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Wentz
   Email: wentz@remss.com
   Phone: 1 707 545-2904 x16
   Fax: 1 707  545-2906 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Remote Sensing Systems
      Address: Remote Sensing Systems
      Address: 438 First Street
      Address: Suite 200
      City: Santa Rosa
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 95401
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Frank
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Wentz
   Email: wentz@remss.com
   Phone: 1 707 545-2904 x16
   Fax: 1 707  545-2906 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Remote Sensing Systems
      Address: Remote Sensing Systems
      Address: 438 First Street
      Address: Suite 200
      City: Santa Rosa
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 95401
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Meissner
   Email: thomas@remss.com
   Phone: 1 707 545-2904 
   Fax: 1 707  545-2906 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Remote Sensing Systems
      Address: Remote Sensing Systems
      Address: 438 First Street
      Address: Suite 200
      City: Santa Rosa
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 95401
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Meissner
   Email: thomas@remss.com
   Phone: 1 707 545-2904 
   Fax: 1 707  545-2906 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Remote Sensing Systems
      Address: Remote Sensing Systems
      Address: 438 First Street
      Address: Suite 200
      City: Santa Rosa
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 95401
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitable Water
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Water Vapor
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Liquid Water/Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Precipitable Water
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Surface Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Water Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AE_MoOcn
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Aqua
Keyword: Arctic Ocean
Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Keyword: Cloud Droplets
Keyword: Cloud Liquid Water
Keyword: Clouds
Keyword: Columnar Cloud Water
Keyword: Columnar Water Vapor
Keyword: Column Water Vapor
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: EOS PM-1
Keyword: Equatorial Trade Winds
Keyword: Greenhouse Gases
Keyword: Imagery
Keyword: Indian Ocean
Keyword: Liquid Cloud Water
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: Near-surface Wind Speeds
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Ocean Heat Flux
Keyword: Ocean Thermal Energy
Keyword: Ocean Water Temperatures
Keyword: Pacific Ocean
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Radiance
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Sea Surface Temperatures
Keyword: Sea Surface Winds
Keyword: Sea Surface Wind Speeds
Keyword: Vertically Integrated Cloud Liquid Water
Keyword: Vertically Integrated Water Vapor Over Oceans
Sensor_Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Source_Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-06-19
   Stop_Date: 2011-10-01
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -89.24
   Northernmost_Latitude: 89.24
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL OCEAN
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 0.25 deg
   Longitude_Resolution: 0.25 deg
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 mon
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Project: EOS > Earth Observing System
Project: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners
Project: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System Data and Information System
Group: Quality

   Level-3 automatic QA procedures involve simply evaluating the Level-2B quality 
   flags to determine if observations are valid for Level-3 products.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 25 MB
   Distribution_Format: HDF-EOS
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Group: Reference

   Conway, D. 2002. Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS Quality 
   Assurance Plan. Huntsville, AL: Global Hydrology and Climate Center.

   Meissner, Thomas and Frank J. Wentz. 2004. The Complex Dielectric Constant of 
   Pure and Sea Water from Microwave Satellite Observations. IEEE TGARS 42(9): 
   1836 – 1849.

   Meissner, Thomas and Frank J. Wentz. 2006. Ocean Retrievals for WindSat: 
   Radiative Transfer Model, Algorithm, Validation. CD with proceedings of the 
   9th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing 
   Applications. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 28 February – 03 March 2006. IEEE Catalog 
   no. 06EX1174C.

   Meissner, Thomas and Frank J. Wentz. 2002. Analysis of the Ocean Surface Wind 
   Direction Signal in Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures. IEEE TGARS 
   40(6): 1230 – 1240.

   Wentz, F. J., and T. Meissner. 2007. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document: 
   AMSR-E Ocean Algorithms Supplement 1. Santa Rosa, California, USA: Remote 
   Sensing Systems. (View PDF File)

   Wentz, F. and T. Meissner. 2000. AMSR Ocean Algorithm. Algorithm Theoretical 
   Basis Document, Version 2. Santa Rosa, CA, USA: Remote Sensing Systems.

   Wentz, Frank J. 1997. A Well-calibrated Ocean Algorithm for SSM/I. Journal of 
   Geophy. Res 102: 8703 – 8718.

   For more information regarding related publications, see the Research Using 
   AMSR-E Data Web page.

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Group: Summary

   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 water and energy cycles. Measurements of 
   ocean variables improve our understanding of a wide variety of hydrological 
   and radiative processes, including air-sea and air-ice interactions.

   The Level-2B ocean swath product (AE_Ocean) contains Sea Surface Temperature 
   (SST) at 56 km and 38 km resolution, near-surface wind speed at 38 km and 21 
   km resolution, columnar water vapor at 21 km resolution, columnar cloud liquid 
   water at 12 km resolution, and quality flags. All variables were measured over 
   oceans and are generated from the Wentz algorithm.

   The Level-3 daily product (AE_DyOcn), weekly product (AE_WkOcn), and monthly 
   product (AE_MoOcn) include SST, near-surface wind speed, columnar water vapor, 
   and columnar cloud liquid water over oceans in a 0.25 degree by 0.25 degree 
   grid, generated from AE_Ocean. Data are stored in Hierarchical Data Format - 
   Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format, and are available from 19 June 2002 
   to the present via FTP.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsre/
   Description: AMSR-E Data at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsre/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E web page at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/AMSR/
   Description: NASA AMSR-E web site
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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-04-16
DIF_Revision_History: added doi