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SMAP L1A Radar Time-Ordered Parsed Telemetry, Version 1 (SPL1AA)
Data set:
SPL1AA

Overview

This Level-1A (L1A) product provides all data downlinked from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) radar during 6:00 a.m. descending and 6:00 p.m. ascending half-orbit passes. The product also contains information about the spacecraft position and attitude, as well as the antenna azimuth position over the same time period that the radar telemetry covers. The major contents of the product include high resolution synthetic aperture radar data, low resolution real aperture radar data, instrument loopback data, instrument health and status data, and standard operating conditions at antenna rotation granularity.
Data Contributor(s):
West, R.
Parameter(s):
SIGMA NOUGHT
Platform(s):
SMAP Observatory
Sensor(s):
SMAP L-Band Radar
Data Format(s):
HDF5
Temporal Coverage:
13 April 2015 to 7 July 2015
Temporal Resolution:
49 minute
Spatial Resolution:
1 km to 3 km
1 km to 3 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
85.044
S:
-85.044
E:
180
W:
-180
NSIDC does not archive or provide citation guidance for these data.