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AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Surface Precipitation GSFC Profiling Algorithm, Version 3
The AMSR-E/Aqua Level-2B precipitation product includes instantaneous surface precipitation rate and type over ice-free/snow-free land and ocean between 89.24 degrees north and south latitudes at at 10 km spatial resolution along the track and 5 km spatial resolution along the scan. The data are generated by the GPROF 2010 Version 2 algorithm using Version 3 of the AMSR-E Level-2A Brightness Temperatures.
Note: Version 3 was implemented on November 11, 2015. Both Version 2 and Version 3 are available for approximately six months, after which, Version 2 will be discontinued.
Version 3 utilizes the GPROF 2010 Version 2 algorithm and Version 3 of the AMSR-E Level-2A Brightness Temperatures as input. Version 3 now includes both rain and solid precipitation rates and types, as well as ISO lineage metadata.
Data Set Tabs
N: 89.24, S: -89.24, E: 180, W: -180
- 10 km along track x 5 km along scan
- 1 June 2002 to 4 October 2011
- Clouds > Cloud Liquid Water/Ice
- Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Convective Surface Precipitation Rate
- Precipitation > Liquid Precipitation > Liquid Surface Precipitation Rate
- Precipitation > Precipitation Rate
- Precipitation > Total Surface Precipitation Rate
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