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AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Ocean Products derived from Wentz Algorithm, Version 2 (AE_Ocean)
Data set:
AE_Ocean
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Version Summary

Overview

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.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Frank
    Wentz
  • Thomas
    Meissner
Parameter(s):
CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE SURFACE WINDS WATER TEMPERATURE WATER VAPOR INDICES
Platform(s):
AQUA
Sensor(s):
AMSR-E
Data Format(s):
HDF-EOS2
Temporal Coverage:
19 June 2002 to 3 October 2011
Temporal Resolution:
50 minute
Spatial Resolution:
varies
varies
Spatial Coverage:
N:
89.24
S:
-89.24
E:
180
W:
-180

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