Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I order AMSR/ADEOS-II data?
See the AMSR/ADEOS-II Data: Order Data Web page for ordering information.

2. Are any higher-level AMSR/ADEOS-II products available? br> No, the AMSR/ADEOS-II L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures is the highest-level AMSR product available from the ADEOS-II mission.

3. Why are AMSR/ADEOS-II data only available for nine months?
On 25 October 2003, at 8:49 a.m. (JST), JAXA discovered that ADEOS-II had been switched to light load mode due to an unknown anomaly. (Light load is a mode in which all observation equipment is automatically turned off to minimize power consumption). No further earth observation data were received after that time.