Get Data

Earthdata Search: NASA's newest search and order tool for subsetting, reprojecting, and reformatting data.
Reverb: NASA search and order tool for subsetting, reprojecting, and reformatting data.

NOTE: Reverb will be decommissioned in the coming months and replaced with Earthdata Search. All links to Reverb will be removed at that time.
Data Set ID:
AE_WkOcn

AMSR-E/Aqua Weekly 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.

Geographic Coverage

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

Spatial Resolution:
  • 0.25 deg x 0.25 deg
Temporal Coverage:
  • 19 June 2002 to 2 October 2011
Temporal Resolution: 7 day
Parameter(s):
  • 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
Platform(s) AQUA
Sensor(s): AMSR-E
Data Format(s):
  • HDF-EOS
Version: V2
Data Contributor(s): Frank Wentz, Thomas Meissner

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.

Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner. 2004. AMSR-E/Aqua Weekly 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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_WKOCN.002. [Date Accessed].
No FAQs or How Tos available for this data set.

Access complete Knowledge Base

Questions? Please contact:
NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org