Entry_ID: AE_Rain
Entry_Title: AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Rain Rate/Type GSFC Profiling Algorithm
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Adler, R., T. Wilheit, Jr., C. Kummerow, and R. Ferraro. 
   Dataset_Title: AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Rain Rate/Type GSFC Profiling Algorithm
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2004-02-27
   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_rain.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_RAIN.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: Thomas
   Last_Name: Wilheit, Jr.
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Department of Atmospheric Sciences
      Address: Texas A&M University
      Address: 3150 TAMU
      City: College Park
      Province_or_State: TX
      Postal_Code: 77843-3150
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Christian
   Last_Name: Kummerow
   Email: kummerow@atmos.colostate.edu
   Phone: 1 970 491-7473 
   Fax: 1 970  491-8449 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Department of Atmospheric Science
      Address: Colorado State University
      Address: 200 West Lake Street
      City: Fort Collins
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80523
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Christian
   Last_Name: Kummerow
   Email: kummerow@atmos.colostate.edu
   Phone: 1 970 491-7473 
   Fax: 1 970  491-8449 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Department of Atmospheric Science
      Address: Colorado State University
      Address: 200 West Lake Street
      City: Fort Collins
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80523
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ralph
   Last_Name: Ferraro
   Email: Ralph.Ferraro@noaa.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: ESSIC/CICS
      Address: 2207 Computer and Space Sciences Building
      Address: University of Maryland
      City: College Park
      Province_or_State: MD
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Robert
   Last_Name: Adler
   Email: Robert.F.Adler@nasa.gov
   Phone: 1 301 614-6290 
   Fax: 1 301  614-5492 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch
      Address: Laboratory for Atmospheres
      Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
      Address: Code 613
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Robert
   Last_Name: Adler
   Email: Robert.F.Adler@nasa.gov
   Phone: 1 301 614-6290 
   Fax: 1 301  614-5492 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch
      Address: Laboratory for Atmospheres
      Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
      Address: Code 613
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Rate
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Rain
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AE_Rain
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Aqua
Keyword: BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURES
Keyword: Convective Precipitation
Keyword: Convective Rainfall
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: EOS PM-1
Keyword: Ferraro algorithm
Keyword: GSFC
Keyword: GSFC profiling algorithm
Keyword: Imagery
Keyword: Latent Heat Release
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Precipitation Rate
Keyword: Precipitation Type
Keyword: Radiance
Keyword: Rain Over Land
Keyword: Rain Over Oceans
Keyword: Rain Rate
Keyword: Rain Type
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Stratiform Precipitation
Keyword: Stratiform Rainfall
Keyword: Surface Rainfall
Keyword: Tb
Sensor_Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Source_Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-06-18
   Stop_Date: 2011-10-03
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -70
   Northernmost_Latitude: 70
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 5.4 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 5.4 km
   Temporal_Resolution: 00:50:00
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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

   Each HDF-EOS file contains core metadata with Quality Assessment (QA) metadata 
   flags that are set by the Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS) at 
   the Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC) prior to delivery to NSIDC. A 
   separate metadata file with a .xml file extension is also delivered to NSIDC 
   with the HDF-EOS file, and it contains the same information as the core 
   metadata. Three levels of QA are conducted with the AMSR-E Level 2 and 3 
   products: automatic, operational, and science. If a product does not fail QA, 
   it is ready to be used for higher-level processing, browse generation, active 
   science QA, archive, and distribution. If a granule fails QA, SIPS does not 
   send the granule to NSIDC until it is reprocessed. Level-3 products that fail 
   QA are never delivered to NSIDC (Conway 2002).

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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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   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
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 18 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.

   Ferraro, R. R. 1997. SSM/I Derived Global Rainfall Estimates for 
   Climatological Applications. Journal of Geophysical Research 102:16,715-16,735.

   Ferraro, R. R. and G. F. Marks. 1995. The Development of SSM/I Rain Rate 
   Retrieval Algorithms Using Ground Based Radar Measurements. Journal of Atmos. 
   Oceanic Technology 12 755-770.

   Grody, N. C. 1991. Classification of Snow Cover and Precipitation Using the 
   Special Sensor/Microwave Imager (SSM/I). Journal of Geophysical Research 
   96:7423-7435. Kummerow, C., Y. Hong, W. S. Olson, S. Yang, R. F. Adler, J. 
   McCollum, R. Ferraro, G. Petty, D. B. Shin, and T. T. Wilheit. 2001. The 
   Evolution of the Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF) for Rainfall Estimation 
   from Passive Microwave Sensors. Journal of Applied Meteorology 40: 1801-1820.

   Kummerow, C., W. Olson, and L. Giglio. 1996. The Evolution of the Goddard 
   Profiling Algorithm (GPROF) for Rainfall Estimation from Passive Microwave 
   Sensors. IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing 34: 1213-1232.

   McCollum, J., and R. Ferraro. 2003. Next Generation of NOAA/NESDIS TMI, SSM/I, 
   and AMSR-E Microwave Land Rainfall Algorithms. Journal of Geophysical Research 
   - Atmospheres 108(D8): art. no. 8382.

   McCollum, J. R., A. Gruber, and M. B. Ba. 1999. Discrepancy between gauges and 
   satellite estimates of rainfall in equatorial Africa. Journal Appl. Meteor 41 
   1065-1080.

   Wilheit, T., C. Kummerow, and R. Ferraro. 2003. Rainfall algorithms for 
   AMSR-E. IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing 41(2): 204-214.

   Kummerow, C., and R. Ferraro. 2007. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document: 
   EOS/AMSR-E Level-2 Rainfall. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA: Colorado State 
   University. (View PDF File)

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Group: Summary

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

   This Level-2B swath product (AE_Rain) contains instantaneous measurements of 
   rain rate and rain type (convective vs. stratiform), generated from Level-2A 
   brightness temperatures (AE_L2A). The Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) 
   Profiling algorithm determines rain rate and type over ocean areas, and a 
   Modified GSFC Profiling algorithm over land. Data are stored in HDF-EOS 
   format, and are available from 18 June 2002 to 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/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E/Aqua 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/
   Description: AMSR-E Web site at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   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: 2004-02-27
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-04-16
DIF_Revision_History: added doi