AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Surface Soil Moisture, Ancillary Parms, & QC EASE-Grids, Version 2 (AE_Land)
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AE_Land
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Version Summary

Overview

This Level-2B land surface product (AE_Land) includes daily measurements of surface soil moisture, vegetation/roughness water content interpretive information, and quality control variables. Ancillary data include time, geolocation, and quality assessment.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Eni
    Njoku
Parameter(s):
SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT VEGETATION WATER CONTENT
Platform(s):
AQUA
Sensor(s):
AMSR-E
Data Format(s):
HDF-EOS2
Temporal Coverage:
18 June 2002 to 3 October 2011
Temporal Resolution:
50 minute
Spatial Resolution:
25 km
25 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
89.24
S:
-89.24
E:
180
W:
-180

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A typical AMSR-E swath width consists of approximately 2000 scans, with 243 pixels per scan for the 6.9 GHz to 36.5 GHz channels, and 486 pixels per scan for the 89.0 GHz channel.