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AQ2_SM

Aquarius L2 Swath Single Orbit Soil Moisture, Version 4

This data set contains Level-2 global soil moisture estimates derived from the NASA Aquarius passive microwave radiometer on the Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D).

Version Summary:

Changes in the Version 4 Aquarius Soil Moisture data include: use of the most recent version (Version 4) of Aquarius Brightness Temperatures as input.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 25 August 2011 to 7 June 2015
Temporal Resolution: 98 minute
Parameter(s):
  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Platform(s) SAC-D
Sensor(s): AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
  • XML
Version: V4
Data Contributor(s): Rajat Bindlish, Thomas Jackson

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.

Bindlish, R. and T. Jackson. 2015. Aquarius L2 Swath Single Orbit Soil Moisture, Version 4. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/Aquarius/AQ2_SM.004. [Date Accessed].
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