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Data Set ID:
AQ2_SM

Aquarius L2 Swath Single Orbit Soil Moisture, Version 5

This data set contains Level-2 global soil moisture estimates derived from the NASA Aquarius passive microwave radiometer on the Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D).

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Changes to this version include:

  • Updated Version 5 Aquarius brightness temperature data were used as input
  • File-level metadata were modified to more closely align with Climate and Forecast (CF) metadata
    conventions

STANDARD Level of Service

Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

User Support: Assistance with data access and usage; guidance on use of data in tools

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Parameter(s):
  • MICROWAVE > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
  • SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
  • XML
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):SAC-D
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER
Temporal Coverage:
  • 25 August 2011 to 7 June 2015
Version(s):V5
Temporal Resolution98 minuteMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Rajat Bindlish, Thomas Jackson

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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.

Bindlish, R. and T. Jackson. 2018. Aquarius L2 Swath Single Orbit Soil Moisture, Version 5. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/GB6FZ0UPCOGP. [Date Accessed].

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