Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0301

AMSR-E/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 1

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the NASA EOS Aqua satellite provides global passive microwave measurements of the Earth. NSIDC produces AMSR-E gridded brightness temperature data by interpolating AMSR-E data (6.9 GHz, 10.7 GHz, 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, and 89.0 GHz) to the output grids from swath space using an Inverse Distance Squared (ID2) method. AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures (AE_L2A) input source data are used.

These data are provided in three EASE-Grid projections (north and south Lambert azimuthal and global cylindrical) at 25 km resolution, and in one global cylindrical, equidistant latitude-longitude projection at 0.25 degree (quarter-degree) resolution.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Initial Release

Parameter(s):
  • MICROWAVE > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):AQUA
Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
Sensor(s):AMSR-E
Temporal Coverage:
  • 19 June 2002 to 27 September 2011
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Kenneth Knowles, Matthew Savoie, Richard Armstrong, Mary Brodzik

Geographic Coverage

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Knowles, K., M. Savoie, R. Armstrong, and M. J. Brodzik. 2006. AMSR-E/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/XIMNXRTQVMOX. [Date Accessed].

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