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Aquarius L3 Weekly Polar-Gridded Brightness Temperature and Sea Surface Salinity, Version 5 (AQ3_TB)
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AQ3_TB
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Version Summary
Version 5 of Aquarius L3 Weekly Polar-Gridded Brightness Temperature and Sea Surface Salinity utilizes Version 4 of the Level-2 Aquarius TB as input data.

Overview

The data set consists of weekly gridded Level-3 products of Aquarius L-band radiometer brightness temperature (TB) observations and Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) retrievals from the Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D) mission, developed collaboratively between the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Argentina's space agency, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE).
Data Contributor(s):
  • Ludovic
    Brucker
  • Emmanuel
    Dinnat
  • Lora
    Koenig
Parameter(s):
BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE ICE FRACTION SALINITY
Platform(s):
SAC-D
Sensor(s):
AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER
Data Format(s):
HDF5, HDF5
Temporal Coverage:
25 August 2011 to 4 June 2015
Temporal Resolution:
7 day
Spatial Resolution:
36 km
36 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
87.4
S:
50
E:
180
W:
-180
N:
-50
S:
-79
E:
180
W:
-180

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