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Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Weekly Soil Moisture, Version 5 (AQ3_WKSM)
Data set:
AQ3_WKSM
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Version Summary

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
    conventions

Overview

This data set contains Level-3 gridded weekly global soil moisture estimates derived from the NASA Aquarius passive microwave radiometer on the Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D).
Data Contributor(s):
  • Rajat
    Bindlish
  • Thomas
    Jackson
Parameter(s):
SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Platform(s):
SAC-D
Sensor(s):
AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER
Data Format(s):
HDF, XML
Temporal Coverage:
25 August 2011 to 7 June 2015
Temporal Resolution:
7 day
Spatial Resolution:
1 deg
1 deg
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180

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