AMSR-E Level 1A Header for Version 1 Data

The AMSR-E level 1A product includes core metadata and product-specific attributes. The following tables (Mitsubishi 2000) show an example of typical metadata fields. Some fields, such as ProductionDateTime, will vary among files. This table reflects Version 1 AMSREL1A data. Header information is available for users of Version 2 and Version 3 data.

Core Metadata
Product Specific Attributes

 

Core Metadata

Object Name Example Value
ShortName AMSREL1A
VersionID RELEASE1
SizeMBECSDataGranule 36.7
LocalGranuleID P1AME020602173MA_P01A0000000
ProcessingLevelID L1A
ReprocessingActual  
ProductionDateTime 2002-06-02T03:49:15.000Z
RangeBeginningTime 23:58:08.47Z
RangeBeginningDate 2002-06-01
RangeEndingTime 00:48:02.25Z
RangeEndingDate 2002-06-02
GRingPointLatitude [-73.17,-83.23,-37.06,22.96,74.16,85.50,25.26,-34.42]
GringPointLongitude [-42.40,18.10,-162.93,-175.39,118.28,177.60,-160.25,-145.50]
PGEName L1A_Process_Software
PGEVersion  
InputPointer R1540402SGS0215301274300.RBD,R1540402SGS0215302452600.RBD
ProcessingCenter NASDA EOC
ContactOrganizationName NASDA
1401 OHASHI HATOYAMA-MACHI
HIKI-GUN
SAITAMA
350-0393
JAPAN
StartOrbitNumber 419
StopOrbitNumber 419
EquatorCrossingLongitude -163.31
EquatorCrossingDate 2002-06-02
EquatorCrossingTime 00:25:11.35Z
OrbitDirection ASCENDING
EphemerisGranulePointer R1540957SGS0215301274300.RBD
EphemerisType ELMP
PlatformShortName EOS-PM1
SensorShortName AMSR-E
NumberofScans 1997
NumberofMissingScan 2
ECSDataModel B.0
DiscontinuityVirtualChannel DEAD Encounter
QALocationOfPacket discontinuation
NumberofPackets 31952
NumberofInputFiles 2
NumberofMissingPackets 31920
ReceivingCondition  
EphemerisQA OK
AutomaticQAFlag Passed
AutomaticQAFlagExplanation 1. MissingDataQA: Less than 1010 is available -->OK
2. AntennaRotationQA: Less than 20 is available -->OK
3. HotCalibrationSourceQA: Less than 20 is available -->OK
4. AttitudeDataQA: Less than 20 is available -->OK
5. EphemerisDataQA: Less than 20 is available -->OK
6. QualityofGeometricInformationQA: Less than 0 is available -->OK
7. BrightnessTemperatureQA: Less than 20 is available -->OK
All items are OK, 'Pass' is employed
ScienceQualityFlag Not being investigated
ScienceQualityFlagExplanation Not selected for investigation
QAPercentMissingData 0
QAPercentOutofBoundsData 0
QAPercentParityErrorData 0
ProcessingQADescription PROC_COMP
ProcessingQAAttribute NumberofMissingPackets

Product Specific Attributes

Attribute Name Sample Value
SatelliteOrbit Sun-synchronous_sub-recurrent
Altitude 707.9km
OrbitSemiMajorAxis 7085.858km
OrbitEccentricity 0.00095
OrbitArgumentPerigee 106.480deg
OrbitInclination 98.15deg
OrbitPeriod 98minutes
RevisitTime 16days
AMSRChannel 6.925GHz,10.65GHz,18.7GHz,23.8GHz,36.5GHz,89.0GHz-A,89.0GHz-B
AMSRBandWidth 6G-350MHz,10G-100MHz,18G-200MHz,23G-400MHz,36G-1000MHz,50.3G-0,52G-0,89GA-3000MHz,89GB-3000MHz
AMSRBeamWidth 6G-1.8deg,10G-1.2deg,18G-0.64deg,23G-0.75deg,36G-0.35deg,50.3G-0,52G-0,89GA-0.15deg,89GB-0.15deg
OffNadir 47.0deg : 89GB, 47.5deg : others
SpatialResolution(AzXEI) 6G-43.2kmX75.4km,10G-29.4kmX51.4km,18G-15.7kmX27.4km,23G-18.1kmX31.5km,36G-8.2kmX14.4km,50.3G-,52G-,89GA-3.7kmX6.5km,89GB-3.5kmX5.9km
ScanningPeriod 1.5sec
SwathWidth 1450km
DynamicRange 2.7K-340K
DataFormatType NCSA-HDF
HDFFormatVersion Ver4.1r2
EllipsoidName WGS84
SemiMajorAxisofEarth 6378.1km
FlatteningRatioofEarth 0.00335
SensorAlignment Rx=0.00000,Ry=0.00000,Rz=0.00000
ThermistorCountRangeWx 60,585,770,872,924,952,961,1023
ThermistorConversionTableWa 0.000000,   0.000015,   0.000161,   0.000618,   0.002331,   0.011459,   0.010101,   0.000000
ThermistorConversionTableWb 0.000000,   0.056460,   -0.109878,   -0.819170,   -3.801865,   -20.783040, -18.212120,   0.000000
ThermistorConversionTableWc -35.000000,   -38.250000,   9.220000,   284.170000, 1582.770000,   9480.000000,   8263.350000,   90.000000
ThermistorConversionTableWd 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000, 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000
Platinum#1CountRangeWx 1168,1296,1536,1752,4095
Platinum#1ConversionTableWa 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000, 0.000000
Platinum#1ConversionTableWb 0.000000,   0.039000,   0.042000,   0.039000,   0.042000
Platinum#1ConversionTableWc -35000000,   -80.625000,   -84.000000,   -80.000000,   -84.667000
Platinum#1ConversionTableWd 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000, 0.000000
Platinum#2CountRangeWx 272,1536,1792,2032,2288,3248,3712,4095
Platinum#2ConversionTableWa 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000, 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000
Platinum#2ConversionTableWb 0.000000,   0.078300,   0.078000,   0.083000,   0.078000,   0.083000,   0.085300,   0.000000
Platinum#2ConversionTableWc -140.000000,   -161.440000,   -160.000000,   -169.333000,   -158.750000,   -170.667000,   -177.640000,   140.000000
Platinum#2ConversionTableWd 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000, 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000
Platinum#3CountRangeWx 349,1454,2000,2555,3059,3566,4020,4095
Platinum#3ConversionTableWa 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000, 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000
Platinum#3ConversionTableWb 0.000000,   0.009100,   0.009100,0.009100,      0.009900,   0.009900,   0.008500,   0.000000
Platinum#3ConversionTableWc 10.000000,   6.845000,   6.803800,   6.803800,   4.719500,   4.719500,   9.835000,   44.000000
Platinum#3ConversionTableWd 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000, 0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000,   0.000000
CoefficientAvv 6G-1.034,10G-1.029,18G-1.022,23G-1.028,36G-1.025,50G-0.000,89GA-1.022,89GB-1.025
CoefficientAhv 6G-0.000,10G-0.000,18G-0.000,23G-0.000,36G-0.000,50G-0.000,89GA-0.000,89GB-0.000
CoefficientAov 6G-0.034,10G-0.029,18G-0.022,23G-0.028,36G-0.024,50G-0.000,89GA-0.022,89GB-0.024
CoefficientAhh 6G-1.034,10G-1.029,18G-1.022,23G-1.028,36G-1.025,52G-0.000,89GZ-1.022,89GB-1.025
CoefficientAvh 6G-0.000,10G-0.000,18G-0.000,23G-0.000,36G-0.000,50G-0.000,89GA-0.000,89GB-0.000
CoefficientAoh 6G-0.034,10G-0.029,18G-0.022,23G-0.028,36G-0.024,52G-0.000,89GA-0.022,89GB-0.024
CSM Temperature 6GV-3.800,6GH-3.800,10GV-3.400,10GH-3.400,18GV-3.400,18GH-3.400,18GH-3.400,23GV-3.400,23GH-3.400,36GV-3.400,36GH-3.400,50GV-0.000,52GV-0.000,89GAV-3.400,89GAH-3.400,89GBV-3.400,89GBH-3.400
CoRegistrationParameterA1 6G-1.57534,20G-1.87671,18G-1.72603,23G-1.46575,36G-1.47945,50G-0.00000
CoRegistrationParameterA2 6G-0.23288,10G-0.17323,18G-0.06849,23G-0.19178,36G-0.00000,50G-0.00000