On Wednesday, August 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) (USA Mountain Time), AMSR-E, Aquarius, IceBridge, ICESat/GLAS, MEaSUREs, MODIS, NISE, SMAP, and VIIRS data will not be available due to system maintenance.

Published Research

The following references cite studies that used AMSR data from NSIDC. Please contact User Services if you have a reference you would like to share on this page.


Ebuchi, N. 2009. Evaluation of Wind Speed Observed by AMSR Using Data from Ocean Buoys and Sea Winds. Journal of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan 29(1): 174-178.

Nakajima, T. Y. and H. Masunaga 2009. Near-Global Scale Retrieval of the Optical and Microphysical Properties of Clouds from Midori-II GLI and AMSR Data. Journal of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan 29(1): 29-39.

Shibata, A. 2009. AMSR Milestones in Observations by Satellite-Borne Passive Microwave Radiometers. Journal of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan 29(1): 133-136.


Ebuchi, N. 2006. Evaluation of Marine Surface Winds Observed by Seawinds and AMSR on ADEOS-II. Journal of Oceanography 62(3): 293-301.

Hilburn, K. A., F. J. Wentz, D. K. Smith, and P. D. Ashcroft. 2006. Correcting Active Scatterometer Data for the Effects of Rain using Passive Radiometer Data. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 45(3): 382-98.

Hosoda, K., H. Murakami, A. Shibata, F. Sakaida, and H. Kawamura. 2006. Difference Characteristics of Sea Surface Temperature Observed by GLI and AMSR aboard ADEOS-II. Journal of Oceanography 62(3): 339-50.

Konda, M., A. Shibata, N. Ebuchi, and K. Arai. 2006. Correction of the Effect of Relative Wind Direction on Wind Speed Derived by Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer. Journal of Oceanography 62(3): 395-404.

Shibata, A. 2006. A Wind Speed Retrieval Algorithm by Combining 6 and 10 GHz Data from Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer: Wind Speed Inside Hurricanes. Journal of Oceanography 62(3): 351-59.


Mitnik, L. M. 2003. Retrieval of Atmospheric and Ocean Surface Parameters from ADEOS-II Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) Data: Comparison of Errors of Global and Regional Algorithms. Radio Science 38(4): 10.