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Data Set ID:
AE_RnGd

AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations, Version 2

This Level-3 rainfall accumulation product (AE_RnGd) consists of two grids of 28 rows by 72 columns of monthly averaged rainfall accumulation over ocean and land. Both grids are 5 degree by 5 degree resolution.

Geographic Coverage

Parameter(s):
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Precipitation > Rain
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 70, S: -70, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 deg x 5 deg
Temporal Coverage:
  • 19 June 2002 to 1 October 2011
Temporal Resolution: 1 month
Data Format(s):
  • HDF-EOS
Platform(s) AQUA
Sensor(s): AMSR-E
Version: V2
Data Contributor(s): Thomas Wilheit, Jr., Christian Kummerow, Ralph Ferraro, Robert Adler

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Adler, R., T. Wilheit, Jr., C. Kummerow, and R. Ferraro. 2004. AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations, Version 2. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_RNGD.002. [Date Accessed].

How To

How do I programmatically request data services (e.g. subsetting, reformatting, reprojection) using an API?

Last updated: 24 March 2017

The subsetting, reformatting, and reprojection services provided by NSIDC through NASA Earthdata Search can also be accessed programmatically as a synchronous REST interface. This programmatic access is... read more

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What data subsetting, reformatting, and reprojection services are available for AMSR-E data?

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.

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