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AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures

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Entry ID

AE_L2A

Summary

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua satellite provides global passive microwave measurements of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric variables for the investigation of global water and energy cycles.

The AMSR-E Level-2A product (AE_L2A) contains brightness temperatures at 6.9 GHz, 10.7 GHz, 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, and 89.0 GHz. Data are resampled to be spatially consistent, and therefore are available at a variety of resolutions that correspond to the footprint sizes of the observations such as 56 km, 38 km, 21 km, 12 km, and 5.4 km, respectively. Each swath is packaged with associated geolocation fields. Data are stored in Hierarchical Data Format - Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format and are available from 1 June 2002 to 4 October 2011 via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 89.24°     S: -89.24°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Ashcroft, P. and F. J. Wentz.
Dataset Title: AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures
Dataset Release Date: 2013-06-11updated daily
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 3
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ae_l2a.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_L2A.003

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-06-01
Stop Date: 2011-10-04

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature
  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Microwave Imagery

Ancillary Keywords

  • AE_L2A
  • AMSR-E
  • Aqua
  • DAAC
  • EOSDIS
  • EOS PM-1
  • Imagery
  • NASA
  • NSIDC
  • Passive Microwave
  • Radiance
  • Radiometers
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatially Resampled Brightness Temperatures
  • spatial resolutions
  • Tb

Platform

  • AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA

Instrument

  • AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

Project

  • EOS Earth Observing System

Data Set Progress

in work

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 58 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS

Personnel

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Peter Ashcroft
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 707 545-2904 x12
Fax: 1 707 545-2906
Email: ashcroft@remss.com
Contact Address:

  • Remote Sensing Systems
  • Remote Sensing Systems
  • 438 First Street
  • Suite 200

City: Santa Rosa
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA

Peter Ashcroft
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 707 545-2904 x12
Fax: 1 707 545-2906
Email: ashcroft@remss.com
Contact Address:

  • Remote Sensing Systems
  • Remote Sensing Systems
  • 438 First Street
  • Suite 200

City: Santa Rosa
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA

Frank J. Wentz
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 707 545-2904 x16
Fax: 1 707 545-2906
Email: wentz@remss.com
Contact Address:

  • Remote Sensing Systems
  • Remote Sensing Systems
  • 438 First Street
  • Suite 200

City: Santa Rosa
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA

Frank J. Wentz
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 707 545-2904 x16
Fax: 1 707 545-2906
Email: wentz@remss.com
Contact Address:

  • Remote Sensing Systems
  • Remote Sensing Systems
  • 438 First Street
  • Suite 200

City: Santa Rosa
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Data Set

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AMSR-E/Aqua Daily Global Quarter-Degree Gridded Brightness Temperatures Data Set

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E Product Web Site

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
NASA AMSR-E Product Web Site

Reference

Ashcroft, P. and F. Wentz. 2000. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the AMSR Level 2A Algorithm, Revised 03 November. Santa Rosa, CA, USA: Remote Sensing Systems.

Conway, D. 2002. Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS Quality Assurance Plan. Huntsville, AL: Global Hydrology and Climate Center. Marquis, M., R. Armstrong, P. Ashcroft, M.J. Brodzik, D. Conway, S.J.S. Khalsa, E. Lobl, J. Maslanik, J. Stroeve, and V. Troisi. 2002. Research applications and opportunities using Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) data (poster). International Society for Optical Engineering Symposium (SPIE), Hangzhou, China, October 23-27, 2002.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2013-06-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-16

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