Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Seasonal Soil Moisture Climatology, Version 5 (AQ3_SCSM)
This is the most recent version of these data.
Changes to this version include:
- Updated Version 5 Aquarius brightness temperature data were used as input
- File-level metadata were modified to more closely align with Climate and Forecast (CF) metadata
This data set contains Level-3 gridded seasonal global soil moisture climatology estimates derived from the NASA Aquarius passive microwave radiometer on the Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D).
SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
25 August 2011 to 7 June 2015
Data Access & Tools
Many NSIDC data set web pages provide the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal contstraints using a map-based interface. This article outlines how to order NSIDC DAAC data using advanced searching and filtering.
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.