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24 April 2009
AMSR/ADEOS-II L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures (AA_L2A) Version 1 data are now available from NSIDC. The data are available from 28 January until 24 October 2003, when the satellite was lost, and are restricted to NASA-approved users. To learn how to become a NASA-approved user, please see the Order Data Web page and refer to the information under the column heading: First-Time Users of AMSR/ADEOS-II Data.
07 August 2007
AMSR/ADEOS-II L1A Raw Observation Counts (AMSR-L1A) Version 2 data are now available from NSIDC. The data cover 28 January to 24 October 2003, when the satellite was lost, and are restricted to NASA-approved users. To learn how to become a NASA-approved user, please see the Order Data Web page and refer to the information under the column heading: First-Time Users of AMSR/ADEOS-II Data.
AMSR Instrument Description
For detailed information on the AMSR instrument, see the AMSR Instrument Description Web page.
ADEOS-II Platform Description
For detailed information on the ADEOS-II platform, see the Platform Description: ADEOS-II Web page.
The NSIDC Home page of the AMSR-E/Aqua Data project.
ADEOS-II: Midori-II Science Project
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Home page of the AMSR/ADEOS-II project.
Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II "Midori II"(ADEOS-II)
JAXA Web page that provides an overview of the ADEOS-II satellite and mission.