Data Set ID:
AE_5DSno

AMSR-E/Aqua 5-Day L3 Global Snow Water Equivalent EASE-Grids, Version 2

These Level-3 Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) data sets contain SWE data and quality assurance flags mapped to Northern and Southern Hemisphere 25 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grids (EASE-Grids).

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

See https://nsidc.org/data/amsre/data_versions/index.html

COMPREHENSIVE Level of Service

Data: Data integrity and usability verified; data customization services available for select data

Documentation: Key metadata and comprehensive user guide available

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

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Data Format(s):
  • HDF-EOS
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):AQUA
Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
Sensor(s):AMSR-E
Temporal Coverage:
  • 20 June 2002 to 3 October 2011
Version(s):V2
Temporal Resolution5 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Richard Kelly, James Foster, Marco Tedesco

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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.

Tedesco, M., R. Kelly, J. L. Foster, and A. T. Chang. 2004. AMSR-E/Aqua 5-Day L3 Global Snow Water Equivalent EASE-Grids, 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_5DSNO.002. [Date Accessed].

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FAQ

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