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

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
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Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

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

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:

2014-04-24

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

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

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Weekly L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
Date:
Date: 2004
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition: 2
Edition Date: 2004-01-01
Identifier: AE_WkOcn
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_WKOCN.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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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 the present 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.

Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner. 2004. AMSR-E/Aqua Weekly L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids. 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_WKOCN.002.

Status:

Value: underDevelopment
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Frank J. Wentz
Organization Name: Remote Sensing Systems
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 707 545-2904 x16

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Remote Sensing Systems
City: Santa Rosa
Administrative Area: CA
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA
Email: wentz@remss.com

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Frank J. Wentz
Organization Name: Remote Sensing Systems
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 707 545-2904 x16

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Remote Sensing Systems
City: Santa Rosa
Administrative Area: CA
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA
Email: wentz@remss.com

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thomas Meissner
Organization Name: Remote Sensing Systems
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 707 545-2904

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Remote Sensing Systems
City: Santa Rosa
Administrative Area: CA
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA
Email: thomas@remss.com

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thomas Meissner
Organization Name: Remote Sensing Systems
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 707 545-2904

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Remote Sensing Systems
City: Santa Rosa
Administrative Area: CA
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA
Email: thomas@remss.com

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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 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
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
CodeList: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode

Update Scope:

Value: dataset
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Value: series
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: attribute
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

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

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Global Ocean
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 > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Precipitable Water
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Liquid Water/Ice
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Precipitable Water
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
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
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Keywords

Keyword: EOS > Earth Observing System
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_DyOcn
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
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
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -89.24
Northbound Latitude: 89.24

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20020619
End Position: 20111002

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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 25 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

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

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Function:

Value:
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

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

Value: information
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 25
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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