NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC

Aquarius Data

NASA's Aquarius Microwave Radiometers & Scatterometer

Order Data

On Wednesday, 02 December 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (USA Mountain Time), AMSR-E, Aquarius, IceBridge, ICESat/GLAS, MODIS, NISE, and SMAP data will be unavailable for ordering due to system maintenance.

Aquarius data are available from Data Pool, Reverb, and by Subscription. The following table provides a link and brief description for each data source.

Note: Due to a power failure on the Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D) platform on 08 June 2015, data from NASA's Aquarius instrument are no longer being produced. For more information on this event, please refer to the official NASA announcement. The NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) will continue to distribute Aquarius soil moisture and polar-gridded data sets for the full duration of the mission, 25 August 2011 to 07 June 2015.

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Data Pool

The Data Pool provides direct File Transfer Protocol (FTP) access to NSIDC Earth Observing System (EOS) data, including the entire archive of Aquarius data.


Search and discover the entire archive of Aquarius 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 Aquarius data automatically sent via FTP to your local server or staged on NSIDC's FTP site when the data become available.