Data Set ID: 
AU_Rain

AMSR-E/AMSR2 Unified L2B Global Swath Surface Precipitation, Version 1

This AMSR-E/AMSR2 Unified Level-2B data set provides instantaneous surface precipitation rate and type over land and ocean, and precipitation profiles over ocean. This global data set is generated using the Goddard Profiling Algorithm.

Note: This product uses the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) AMSR2 Level-1R input brightness temperatures that are calibrated, or unified, across the JAXA AMSR-E and JAXA AMSR2 Level-1R products.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION PROFILES > CLOUD WATER PATH > > Cloud Water Path
  • PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE > CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION > > Convective Precipitation
  • PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE > FROZEN PRECIPITATION > > Frozen Precipitation
  • PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION PROFILES > ICE WATER PATH > > Ice Water Path
  • PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION PROFILES > RAIN WATER PATH > > Rain Water Path
  • PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE > SURFACE PRECIPITATION > > Total Precipitation
Data Format(s):
  • HDF-EOS5
Spatial Coverage:
N: 89.24, 
S: -89.24, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):GCOM-W1
Spatial Resolution:
  • 10 km along track x 5 km along scan
Sensor(s):AMSR2
Temporal Coverage:
  • 2 July 2012
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution50 minuteMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Christian Kummerow, Ralph Ferraro, David Randel

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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.

Kummerow, C., R. Ferraro, and D. Randel. 2020. AMSR-E/AMSR2 Unified L2B Global Swath Surface Precipitation, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/P5MCTDH7674A. [Date Accessed].

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