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	            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 
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	            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.
	         gmd:Purpose:  Scientific Research
	         gmd:Credit:  Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 2003, updated daily. AMSR-E/Aqua L1A Raw Observation Counts. Version 3. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AMSREL1A.003. 
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