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AMSR/ADEOS-II L1A Raw Observation Counts, Version 3
Data set id:
AMSR-L1A
DOI: 10.5067/ADEOS-II/AMSR/AMSR-L1A.003
This is the most recent version of these data.
Version Summary
The improved Version 3 AMSR-L1A product features empirical corrections to
the co-registration parameters A1 and A2, and an updated parameter
file used for correcting the AMSR 89 GHz position information.
As a result, Version 3 AMSR-L1A data provide improved accuracy for
the following: latitude and longitude, land/ocean flags, earth
incidence angle, earth azimuth angle, sun azimuth angle, and sun
elevation angle.

Overview

The AMSR/ADEOS-II L1A Raw Observing Counts (AMSR-L1A) data set was processed from Level 0 science packet data by the JAXA Earth Observation Center (EOC) in Japan.
Parameter(s):
SENSOR COUNTS
Platform(s):
ADEOS-II
Sensor(s):
AMSR
Data Format(s):
HDF, HDF
Temporal Coverage:
2 April 2003 to 24 October 2003
Temporal Resolution:
  • 50 minute
Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 km to 50 km
  • 5 km to 50 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180
Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.

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