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AE_Land3

AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Surface Soil Moisture, Interpretive Parameters, & QC EASE-Grids, Version 2

This gridded Level-3 land surface product (AE_Land3) includes daily measurements of surface soil moisture and vegetation/roughness water content interpretive information, as well as brightness temperatures and quality control variables. Ancillary data include time, geolocation, and quality assessment.

Geographic Coverage

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

Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 19 June 2002 to 3 October 2011
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Parameter(s):
  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature
  • Microwave > Microwave Imagery
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Vegetation > Plant Characteristics > Vegetation Water Content
Platform(s) AQUA
Sensor(s): AMSR-E
Data Format(s):
  • HDF-EOS
Version: V2
Data Contributor(s): Eni Njoku

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Njoku, E. G. 2004. AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Surface Soil Moisture, Interpretive Parameters, & QC EASE-Grids, Version 2. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_LAND3.002. [Date Accessed].
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