Entry_ID: AMSREL1A
Entry_Title: AMSR-E/Aqua L1A Raw Observation Counts
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 
   Dataset_Title: AMSR-E/Aqua L1A Raw Observation Counts
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-06-19updated 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/amsrel1a.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AMSREL1A.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
   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
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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: AMSR-E
Keyword: AMSREL1A
Keyword: ANTENNA TEMPERATURES
Keyword: Aqua
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: EOS PM-1
Keyword: Imagery
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-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: 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
   Temporal_Resolution: 00:50:00
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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
      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: 37.5 MB
   Distribution_Format: HDF
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Group: Reference

   Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. 2000. EOS-PM AMSR-E data processing system: 
   Level 1A format description document. GAMSRE-E-037. Tokyo: Mitsubishi Electric 
   Corporation.

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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 parameters for the 
   investigation of global water and energy cycles.

   AMSR-E Level 1A observation counts are processed from Level 0 science packet 
   data by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 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 HDF 
   format.

   The data sampling interval is 2.6 msec for each 1.5-sec scan period for the 
   6.9-GHz to 36.5-GHz channels, and 1.3 msec for the 89.0-GHz channel. AMSR-E 
   collects 243 data points per scan for the 6.9-GHz to 36.5-GHz channels, and 
   486 data points for the 89.0-GHz channel. Each swath spans 50 minutes. 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: AMSR-E/Aqua Data
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp/AMSR/index.html
   Description: JAXA's AMSR/AMSR-E Web Site
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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-06-19
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-04-16
DIF_Revision_History: updating DOI