Entry_ID: AMSR-L1A
Entry_Title: AMSR/ADEOS-II L1A Raw Observation Counts
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 
   Dataset_Title: AMSR/ADEOS-II L1A Raw Observation Counts
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2014-01-31
   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/amsr-l1a.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/ADEOS-II/AMSR/AMSR-L1A.003
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   Last_Name: Unknown
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
      Address: 1-8-10, Harumi 
      Address: Chuo-ku
      City: Tokyo
      Postal_Code: 104-6023
      Country: Japan
   End_Group
End_Group
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: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Sensor Counts
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: ADEOS-II
Keyword: AMSR
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: AMSR-L1A
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: EOS PM-1
Keyword: JAXA
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Radiance
Keyword: RADIOMETER
Keyword: Raw Data
Keyword: Raw Observation Counts
Keyword: Raw Sensor Counts
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Sensor_Name: AMSR > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
Source_Name: ADEOS-II > Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-01-28
   Stop_Date: 2003-10-24
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   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 km to 50 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 5 km to 50 km
   Temporal_Resolution: 00:50:00
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Quality: No information available for this section.
Group: Access_Constraints

   AMSR/ADEOS-II Level-1A data products are restricted to NASA-approved 
   designated users, which are those whom intend to use the data for research, 
   application, education, or non-commercial operational use for the public 
   benefit. Thus, the AMSR/ADEOS-II Level-1A data products are only available 
   upon registration and in accordance with the AMSR/ADEOS-II Level-1A Data Use 
   Agreement.

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Group: Use_Constraints

   AMSR/ADEOS-II Level-1A data products are restricted to NASA-approved 
   designated users, which are those whom intend to use the data for research, 
   application, education, or non-commercial operational use for the public 
   benefit. Thus, the AMSR/ADEOS-II Level-1A data products are only available 
   upon registration and in accordance with the AMSR/ADEOS-II Level-1A Data Use 
   Agreement.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: JP/JAXA/EOC
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
      End_Group
   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: 38 MB
   Distribution_Format: HDF
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Group: Reference

   Earth Observation Research and Application Center (EORC). 2003. 
   ADEOS-II:Midori-II Science Project. 
   http://sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp/ADEOS2/index.html. Accessed March 2004.

   Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 2003. AMSR Overview. 
   http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/en/index.html. Accessed March 2004.

   Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 2003. ADEOS-II Data Users Handbook. 
   Tokyo, Japan: JAXA. View PDF file. 

   National Space Development Agency of Japan. Date unknown. ADEOS-II Reference 
   Handbook. View PDF file.

   For more information regarding related publications, go to the Research Using 
   AMSR Data Web page.

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Group: Summary

   The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) instrument on the Japan 
   Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Advanced Earth Observation Satellite-II 
   (ADEOS-II) provided global passive microwave measurements of land, ocean, and 
   atmospheric variables for the investigation of global water and energy cycles. 
   The AMSR/ADEOS-II L1A Raw Observation Counts (AMSR-L1A) data set was processed 
   from Level 0 science packet data by the JAXA Earth Observation Center (EOC) in 
   Japan. Each half-orbit data granule consists of observation counts, antenna 
   temperature coefficients, offsets for calculating antenna temperatures, 
   calibration temperature counts, land/ocean flags, time, latitude, longitude, 
   and navigation fields in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF).

   AMSR is a conical scan sensor that sweeps the surface of the Earth at about 
   ±90 degrees centered at the direction of the satellite flight. The swath width 
   is about 1600 km. It measures horizontally and vertically polarized radiance 
   at 6.9, 10.65, 18.7, 23.8, 36.5, and 89.0 GHz; and vertically polarized 
   radiance at 50.3 and 52.8 GHz. AMSR collected 290 data points per scan for the 
   6 GHz to 36 GHz channels and 580 data points per scan for the 89 GHz channel. 
   Data are available via FTP.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr/
   Description: AMSR/ADEOS-II Data
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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: Aqua/AMSR-E Data
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2014-01-31
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-01-31
DIF_Revision_History: New Version 3 data set.