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AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids, Version 2

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.

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Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 89.24, S: -89.24, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 0.25 deg x 0.25 deg
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-06-19 to 2011-10-03
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
  • Clouds > Cloud Liquid Water/Ice
  • Clouds > Cloud Precipitable Water
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Precipitable Water
  • Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
  • Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
  • Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor
Sensor(s): AMSR-E
Data Format(s):
Data Contributor(s): Frank Wentz, Thomas Meissner

Data Citation

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Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner. 2004. AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids, Version 2. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

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