NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC

AMSR-E/Aqua Data

Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System Sensor on the NASA Aqua Satellite

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On Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (USA Mountain Time), AMSR-E, Aquarius, IceBridge, ICESat/GLAS, MODIS, and NISE data are normally unavailable for ordering due to system maintenance. However, on the first Wednesday of each month, these data will be unavailable for ordering from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (USA Mountain Time).

Notice Regarding AMSR-E Instrument Failure:
As of 06:58 UTC on 04 October 2011, the AMSR-E instrument on board the Aqua satellite stopped producing data due to a problem with the rotation of its antenna. NASA is currently working with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to assess the condition of the AMSR-E instrument and consider future steps. As more information becomes available, NSIDC will post updates via RSS news feed and inform registered AMSR-E users via email. For more information or to register as an AMSR-E data user, please contact NSIDC User Services.

AMSR-E data are available from five sources: the Data Pool, Reverb, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) through subscription, the Land Atmosphere Near-real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) system, or RSS Feed. The following table provides a link and brief description for each data source.

Data Source Link Data Source Information
Data Pool
The Data Pool provides direct File Transfer Protocol (FTP) access to NSIDC Earth Observing System (EOS) data, including the entire archive of AMSR-E data.
Search and discover the entire archive of AMSR-E data, as well as data from NSIDC and other Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data centers. Designed to work with ECHO, the Earth Observing System (EOS) Clearinghouse, Reverb also offers functions such as parameter and spatial subsetting.
Subscribe to have new AMSR-E data automatically sent via FTP to your local server or staged on the NSIDC FTP site when the data become available.
Access near-real-time AMSR-E data through the NASA Land Atmosphere Near-real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) data system at the AMSR-E Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS).

The highest version number represents the best quality data available.