Data Set ID:
AE_Ocean

AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Ocean Products derived from Wentz Algorithm, Version 2

This daily Level-2B swath data set includes Sea Surface Temperature (SST), Near-Surface Wind Speed, Columnar Water Vapor, and Cloud liquid Water data arrays, and was used as input to generate the following daily, weekly, and monthly Level-3 gridded ocean products; AE_DyOcn, AE_WkOcn, and AE_MoOcn.

This is the most recent version of these data.

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Parameter(s):
  • CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
  • CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER
  • OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
  • OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > WATER VAPOR
Data Format(s):
  • HDF-EOS
Spatial Coverage:
N: 89.24, 
S: -89.24, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):AQUA
Spatial Resolution:
  • varies x varies
Sensor(s):AMSR-E
Temporal Coverage:
  • 19 June 2002 to 3 October 2011
Version(s):V2
Temporal Resolution50 minuteMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Frank Wentz, Thomas Meissner

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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.

Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner. 2004. AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Ocean Products derived from Wentz Algorithm, Version 2. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_OCEAN.002. [Date Accessed].

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FAQ

Why does the number of pixels per scan vary among different Level-2 AMSR-E data sets?
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How do I convert an HDF/HDF-EOS file into binary format?
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