AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

AE_DyOcn

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner.
Publication Date: 20040101
Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
Edition: 2
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ae_dyocn.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_DYOCN.002

Description:

Abstract:

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 3 October 2011 via FTP.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner.
Publication Date: 20040101
Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/ae_ocean_products.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20020619
Ending Date: 20111003

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 89.24°
South Bounding Coordinate: -89.24°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Precipitable Water
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Water Vapor
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Liquid Water/Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Precipitable Water
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Temperature Sea Surface Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Temperature Water Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: EOS Earth Observing System
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System Data and Information System
Theme Keyword: ESIP Earth Science Information Partners

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AE_DyOcn
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: Aqua
Theme Keyword: Arctic Ocean
Theme Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Theme Keyword: Cloud Droplets
Theme Keyword: Cloud Liquid Water
Theme Keyword: Clouds
Theme Keyword: Columnar Cloud Water
Theme Keyword: Columnar Water Vapor
Theme Keyword: Column Water Vapor
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: EOS PM-1
Theme Keyword: Equatorial Trade Winds
Theme Keyword: Greenhouse Gases
Theme Keyword: Imagery
Theme Keyword: Indian Ocean
Theme Keyword: Liquid Cloud Water
Theme Keyword: NASA
Theme Keyword: Near-surface Wind Speeds
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: Ocean Heat Flux
Theme Keyword: Ocean Thermal Energy
Theme Keyword: Ocean Water Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Pacific Ocean
Theme Keyword: Passive Microwave
Theme Keyword: Radiance
Theme Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme Keyword: Sea Surface Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Sea Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: Sea Surface Wind Speeds
Theme Keyword: Vertically Integrated Cloud Liquid Water
Theme Keyword: Vertically Integrated Water Vapor Over Oceans

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Global Ocean

Platform and Instrument Identification:

Platform Full Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA
Platform Short Name: AQUA
Instrument Full Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Instrument Short Name: AMSR-E

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

AE_DyOcn

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: HDF-EOS

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140508

Metadata Review Date:

20140508

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata