NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC

AMSR-E/Aqua Data

Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System Sensor on the NASA Aqua Satellite

Data Sets

The following tables show the AMSR-E data sets available from NSIDC. To obtain documentation for a specific data set, click on the title in the appropriate table.

The data sets are grouped into the following categories:

Standard AMSR-E Data Sets [top]

Data Set ID Data Set Title Sample Images
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AMSREL1A AMSR-E/Aqua L1A Raw Observation Counts Not Applicable
AE_L2A AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures
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AE_Land AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Surface Soil Moisture, Ancillary Params, & QC EASE-Grids
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AE_Land3 AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Surface Soil Moisture, Interpretive Params, & QC EASE-Grids
AE_Rain AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Surface Precipitation GSFC Profiling Algorithm
tn_ae_rain.20040723.rainrate.asc.png tn_ae_rain.20040723.rainrate.des.png
AE_RnGd AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations tn_ae_rngd.200409.rain.ocean.jpg
AE_Ocean AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Ocean Products derived from Wentz Algorithm
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AE_DyOcn AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
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AE_WkOcn AMSR-E/Aqua Weekly L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
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AE_MoOcn AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
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AE_DySno AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Snow Water Equivalent EASE-Grids
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AE_5DSno AMSR-E/Aqua 5-Day L3 Global Snow Water Equivalent EASE-Grids
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AE_MoSno AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 Global Snow Water Equivalent EASE-Grids
tn_ae_mosno.200302.swe.north.png tn_ae_mosno.200407.swe.south.png
AE_SI6 AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature Polar Grids
tn_ae_si6.20041106.89h.north.jpg tn_ae_si6.20041106.89v.north.jpg tn_ae_si12.20040807.seaice.south.png tn_ae_si12.20040807.snowdepth.south.png
AE_SI12 AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperatures, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids
tn_ae_si12.20030205.seaice.north.png tn_ae_si12.20030205.snowdepth.north.png tn_ae_si12.20040807.seaice.south.png tn_ae_si12.20040807.snowdepth.south.png
AE_SI25 AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 25 km Brightness Temperatures & Sea Ice Concentration Polar Grids
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AE_SID AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km Sea Ice Drift Polar Grids Not Applicable

Related Data [top]

Data Set ID Data Set Title
AQ3_DYSM Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Daily Soil Moisture
AQ3_WKSM Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Weekly Soil Moisture
AQ3_MOSM Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Monthly Soil Moisture
AQ3_SNSM Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Seasonal Soil Moisture
AQ3_ANSM Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Annual Soil Moisture
NSIDC-0543 AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly Global Microwave Land Surface Emissivity
NSIDC-0447 Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data
NSIDC-0301 AMSR-E/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
NSIDC-0302 AMSR-E/Aqua Daily Global Quarter-Degree Gridded Brightness Temperatures
NSIDC-0450 Co-Registered AMSR-E, QuikSCAT, and WMO Data
NSIDC-0451 Daily Global Land Surface Parameters Derived from AMSR-E
AMSR-E Slow Rotation Data*
*NSIDC does not archive this data set.