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AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Surface Precipitation GSFC Profiling Algorithm, Version 4
Data set id:
AE_Rain
DOI: 10.5067/IR85TKB5BLM3
This is the most recent version of these data.
Version Summary
Format change to HDF-EOS5

Overview

The AMSR-E/Aqua Level-2B precipitation product includes instantaneous surface precipitation rate and type over ice-free/snow-free land and ocean between 89.24 degrees north and south latitudes at at 10 km spatial resolution along the track and 5 km spatial resolution along the scan. The data are generated by the GPROF 2017 algorithm using Version 4 of the AMSR-E Level-2A Brightness Temperatures.
Parameter(s):
CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICECONVECTIVE SURFACE PRECIPITATION RATELIQUID SURFACE PRECIPITATION RATEPRECIPITATION RATETOTAL SURFACE PRECIPITATION RATE
Platform(s):
Aqua
Sensor(s):
AMSR-E
Data Format(s):
HDF-EOS5
Temporal Coverage:
1 June 2002 to 4 October 2011
Temporal Resolution:
  • 50 minute
Spatial Resolution:
  • 10 km along track
  • 5 km along scan
Spatial Coverage:
N:
89.24
S:
-89.24
E:
180
W:
-180
Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.

Data Access & Tools

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Help Articles

General Questions & FAQs

This article describes what customizing services are available for AMSR-E data using Earthdata Search.
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.

How to Articles

Fortran readers for AMSR-E Level-2B rain data are available upon request. Please contact NSIDC User Services for more information.
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.Users have the option to
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.
NASA Worldview is a map interface that allows users to interactively browse imagery, create visualizations, and download the underlying data.
NASA's Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) provides up to date, full resolution imagery for selected NSIDC DAAC data sets.