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AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

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eng; usa

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Value: UTF8
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Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations

Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-07-31

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ae_rngd.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations
Date:
Date: 2004
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition: 2
Edition Date: 2004-01-01
Identifier: AE_RnGd
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_RNGD.002
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Abstract:

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-3 rainfall accumulation product (AE_RnGd) consists of two grids of 28 rows by 72 columns of monthly averaged rainfall accumulation over ocean and land. Both grids are 5 degree by 5 degree resolution. Monthly ocean rainfall accumulation (mm) is derived from the Wilheit, Kummerow, and Ferraro (1991) algorithm, using Level-2A brightness temperatures as input. Monthly land rainfall accumulation (mm) is derived from the McCollum and Ferraro (2003) algorithm, using Level-2B rainfall data as input. Data are stored in HDF-EOS format, and are available from 19 June 2002 to 1 October 2011 via FTP.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Adler, R., T. Wilheit, Jr., C. Kummerow, and R. Ferraro. 2004. AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations. Version 2. [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_RNGD.002.

Status:

Value: underDevelopment
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thomas Wilheit, Jr.
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Department of Atmospheric Sciences
City: College Park
Administrative Area: TX
Postal Code: 77843-3150
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Christian Kummerow
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 970 491-7473

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Department of Atmospheric Science
City: Fort Collins
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80523
Country: USA
Email: kummerow@atmos.colostate.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Christian Kummerow
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 970 491-7473

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Department of Atmospheric Science
City: Fort Collins
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80523
Country: USA
Email: kummerow@atmos.colostate.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Ralph Ferraro
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: ESSIC/CICS
City: College Park
Administrative Area: MD
Country: USA
Email: Ralph.Ferraro@noaa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Robert Adler
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-6290

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Robert.F.Adler@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Robert Adler
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-6290

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Robert.F.Adler@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
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Update Scope:

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Value: series
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Value: attribute
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Global
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EOS > Earth Observing System
Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System Data and Information System
Keyword: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: AE_RnGd
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Aqua
Keyword: BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURES
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: EOS PM-1
Keyword: Ferraro algorithm
Keyword: GSFC
Keyword: GSFC profiling algorithm
Keyword: Imagery
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Precipitation Accumulation
Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Keyword: Precipitation Total
Keyword: Radiance
Keyword: Rain Accumulation
Keyword: Rain Amount
Keyword: Rainfall Amount
Keyword: Rainfall Total
Keyword: Rain Over Land
Keyword: Rain Over Oceans
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Tb
Keyword: Total Precipitation
Keyword: Total Rainfall
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

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Use Constraints:

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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
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Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -70
Northbound Latitude: 70

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20020619
End Position: 20111001

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: HDF-EOS
Specification: FTP 88 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://n5eil01u.ecs.nsidc.org/SAN/AMSA/AE_RnGd.002
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Function:

Value:
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/ae_rngd_l3_rain.gd.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 88
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Description: satellite
Instrument: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

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