Entry_ID: AE_L2A
Entry_Title: AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Ashcroft, P. and F. J. Wentz. 
   Dataset_Title: AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2013-06-11updated daily
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Version: 3
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ae_l2a.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_L2A.003
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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: Peter
   Last_Name: Ashcroft
   Email: ashcroft@remss.com
   Phone: 1 707 545-2904 x12
   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: Peter
   Last_Name: Ashcroft
   Email: ashcroft@remss.com
   Phone: 1 707 545-2904 x12
   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: 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: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Microwave Imagery
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Keyword: AE_L2A
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Aqua
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: EOS PM-1
Keyword: Imagery
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Radiance
Keyword: Radiometers
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Spatially Resampled Brightness Temperatures
Keyword: spatial resolutions
Keyword: Tb
Sensor_Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Source_Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-06-01
   Stop_Date: 2011-10-04
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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
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Project: EOS > Earth Observing System
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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   End_Group
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 58 MB
   Distribution_Format: HDF-EOS
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Group: Reference

   Ashcroft, P. and F. Wentz. 2000. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the 
   AMSR Level 2A Algorithm, Revised 03 November. Santa Rosa, CA, USA: Remote 
   Sensing Systems.

   Conway, D. 2002. Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS Quality 
   Assurance Plan. Huntsville, AL: Global Hydrology and Climate Center. Marquis, 
   M., R. Armstrong, P. Ashcroft, M.J. Brodzik, D. Conway, S.J.S. Khalsa, E. 
   Lobl, J. Maslanik, J. Stroeve, and V. Troisi. 2002. Research applications and 
   opportunities using Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-Earth Observing 
   System (AMSR-E) data (poster). International Society for Optical Engineering 
   Symposium (SPIE), Hangzhou, China, October 23-27, 2002.

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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 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 spatially consistent, and therefore are available at a variety of 
   resolutions 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0301.html
   Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Data Set
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0302.html
   Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily Global Quarter-Degree Gridded Brightness Temperatures Data Set
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsre/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E Product Web Site
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/AMSR/
   Description: NASA AMSR-E Product Web Site
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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2013-06-11
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-04-30
DIF_Revision_History: corrected URL in Major Version 3 summary for Remote Sensing Systems RFI page