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AMSR-E/Aqua Daily Global Quarter-Degree Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 1
The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the NASA EOS Aqua satellite provides global passive microwave measurements of the Earth. NSIDC produces AMSR-E gridded brightness temperature data by interpolating AMSR-E data (6.9 GHz, 10.7 GHz, 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, and 89.0 GHz) to the output grids from swath space using an inverse-distance squared method. AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures (AE_L2A) input source data are used to create the gridded brightness temperature data.
These data are provided in one global cylindrical, equidistant latitude-longitude projection at 0.25 degree (quarter-degree) resolution. Spatial coverage is global, data are daily, and coverage begins 19 June 2002, and ends 27 September 2011.
Data are provided via FTP. Brightness temperature data (in tenths of kelvins) are two-byte unsigned integers and time files are two-byte signed integers.
|Temporal Resolution:||1 day|
|Data Contributor(s):||Kenneth Knowles, Matthew Savoie, Richard Armstrong, Mary Brodzik|
|Metadata XML:||View Metadata Record|
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.Knowles, K., M. Savoie, R. Armstrong, and M. J. Brodzik. 2006. AMSR-E/Aqua Daily Global Quarter-Degree Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/RRR4WWORG070. [Date Accessed].