Data Set ID: 
AQ3_DYSM

Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Daily Soil Moisture, Version 5

This data set contains Level-3 gridded daily 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

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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):
  • SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Data Format(s):
  • XML
  • HDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):SAC-D
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1 deg x 1 deg
Sensor(s):AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER
Temporal Coverage:
  • 25 August 2011 to 7 June 2015
Version(s):V5
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata 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 L3 Gridded 1-Degree Daily 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/PTKXKSE28XYN. [Date Accessed].

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