AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Ocean Products derived from Wentz Algorithm, Version 2 (AE_Ocean)
This daily Level-2B swath data set includes Sea Surface Temperature (SST), Near-Surface Wind Speed, Columnar Water Vapor, and Cloud liquid Water data arrays, and was used as input to generate the following daily, weekly, and monthly Level-3 gridded ocean products; AE_DyOcn, AE_WkOcn, and AE_MoOcn.
CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE SURFACE WINDS WATER TEMPERATURE WATER VAPOR INDICES
19 June 2002 to 3 October 2011
Data Access & Tools
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Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface.
To convert HDF5 files into binary format you will need to use the h5dump utility, which is part of the HDF5 distribution available from the HDF Group. How you install HDF5 depends on your operating system.
All data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) can be accessed directly from our HTTPS file system, using wget or curl. Basic command line instructions are provided in the article below.
NASA Earthdata Search is a map-based interface where a user can search for Earth science data, filter results based on spatial and temporal constraints, and order data with customizations including re-formatting, re-projecting, and spatial and parameter subsetting.
The following table describes the data subsetting, reformatting, and reprojection services that are currently available for AMSR-E data via the NASA Earthdata Search tool.
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.