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Aquarius Data

NASA's Aquarius Microwave Radiometer

Data Sets

The following tables list the NASA Aquarius data products currently available from NSIDC. To access the documentation and data, click on the data set title.

Aquarius Data Products

Data Set

Data Coverage

Data Resolution

Parameters

Location Temporal Spatial Temporal

Aquarius Level-2 Swath Single Orbit Soil Moisture (AQ2_SM)
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Global 25 August 2011 to present 3 beams of spatial resolution 76 x 94 km (inner), 84 x 120 km (middle) 96 x 156 km (outer) 7 days global coverage

Soil moisture estimate

Brightness temperature at the surface

Backscatter coefficient at the surface

Aquarius Level-3 Gridded 1-Degree Daily Soil Moisture (AQ3_DYSM)
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Global 25 August 2011 to present 1 degree Daily Soil moisture

Aquarius Level-3 Gridded 1-Degree Weekly Soil Moisture (AQ3_WKSM)
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Global 25 August 2011 to present 1 degree Weekly Soil moisture

Aquarius Level-3 Gridded 1-Degree Monthly Soil Moisture (AQ3_MOSM)
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Global 25 August 2011 to present 1 degree Monthly Soil moisture

Aquarius Level-3 Gridded 1-Degree Seasonal Soil Moisture (AQ3_SNSM)
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Global 25 August 2011 to present 1 degree Seasonal Soil moisture

Aquarius Level-3 Gridded 1-Degree Annual Soil Moisture (AQ3_ANSM)
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Global 25 August 2011 to present 1 degree Annual Soil moisture

Related Data Products

Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity and Wind Speed Data at NASA Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC)