SMAP L1B Radiometer Half-Orbit Time-Ordered Brightness Temperatures, Version 2 (SPL1BTB)
There is a more recent version of these data.
Changes to this version include:
- Transitioned to Validated-Stage 1
- Using SPL1BTB V2 data as input, inherited all changes and improvements of the new version
This Level-1B (L1B) product provides calibrated estimates of time-ordered geolocated brightness temperatures measured by the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) passive microwave radiometer. Brightness temperatures are referenced to the Earth's surface with undesired and erroneous radiometric sources removed. Sources of contamination include Faraday rotation, energy detected from antenna sidelobes and spillover, atmospheric effects, solar radiation, lunar radiation, cosmic microwave background, and galactic emission.
Piepmeier, J. R., P. Mohammed, J. Peng, E. J. Kim, G. De Amici, and C. Ruf.
ANTENNA TEMPERATURE BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
SMAP L-BAND RADIOMETER
31 March 2015 to 21 April 2016
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Data subscriptions are available for select NSIDC DAAC data collections (found below). Our subscription service automatically sends you new data as they are delivered from active NASA satellite missions.
Data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) can be accessed directly from our HTTPS file system or through our Application Programming Interface (API).
NASA Worldview uses the Global Imagery Browse Service (GIBS) to provide up to date, full resolution imagery for select NSIDC DAAC data sets (see attachments below).
NASA's Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) provides up to date, full resolution imagery for selected NSIDC DAAC data sets.
SMAP Ancillary data sets are used to produce SMAP Level-1, -2, -3, and -4 standard data products.
The following table describes both the required and actual latencies for the different SMAP radiometer data sets. Latency is defined as the time (# days, hh:mm:ss) from data acquisition to product generation.