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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 the Earth. NSIDC produces AMSR-E gridded brightness 
	            temperature data by interpolating AMSR-E data (6.9 GHz, 10.7 GHz, 18.7 GHz, 
	            23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, and 89.0 GHz) to the output grids from swath space using 
	            an inverse-distance squared method. AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath 
	            Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures (AE_L2A) input source data are 
	            used to create the gridded brightness temperature data.

These data are 
	            provided in one global cylindrical, equidistant latitude-longitude projection 
	            at 0.25 degree (quarter-degree) resolution. Spatial coverage is global, data 
	            are daily, and coverage begins 19 June 2002, and ends 27 September 2011.

Data 
	            are provided via FTP. Brightness temperature data (in tenths of kelvins) are 
	            two-byte unsigned integers and time files are two-byte signed integers.
	         gmd:Purpose:  Scientific Research
	         gmd:Credit:  Knowles, K., M. Savoie, R. Armstrong, and M. Brodzik. 2006. AMSR-E/Aqua Daily Global Quarter-Degree Gridded Brightness Temperatures. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. 
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