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AMSR-E/AMSR2 Unified L3 Global Monthly 25 km EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent, Version 1 (AU_MoSno)
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AU_MoSno
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Version Summary
Initial data release

Overview

This AMSR-E/AMSR2 Unified Level-3 (L3) data set provides monthly mean estimates of Snow Water Equivalent (SWE). SWE was derived from brightness temperature measurements acquired by the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) instrument on board the JAXA GCOM-W1 satellite. The SWE data is rendered to an azimuthal 25 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) for both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Note: This data set uses JAXA AMSR2 Level-1R (L1R) input brightness temperatures that are calibrated, or unified, across the JAXA AMSR-E and JAXA AMSR2 L1R products.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Marco
    Tedesco
  • Jeyavinoth
    Jeyaratnam
Parameter(s):
SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Platform(s):
GCOM-W1
Sensor(s):
AMSR2
Data Format(s):
HDF-EOS5
Temporal Coverage:
2 July 2012 to present
Temporal Resolution:
1 month
Spatial Resolution:
25 km
25 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180

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