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AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Snow Water Equivalent EASE-Grids, Version 2 (AE_DySno)
Data set:
AE_DySno
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Overview

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).
Data Contributor(s):
  • Richard
    Kelly
  • James
    Foster
  • Marco
    Tedesco
Parameter(s):
SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Platform(s):
AQUA
Sensor(s):
AMSR-E
Data Format(s):
HDF-EOS2
Temporal Coverage:
19 June 2002 to 3 October 2011
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
Spatial Resolution:
25 km
25 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180

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