SMAP L1C Radar Half-Orbit High-Resolution σo Data on 1 km Swath Grid, Version 1 (SPL1CS0)
Data set:
SPL1CS0

Overview

This Level-1C (L1C) product provides time-ordered, parsed telemetry data retrieved by the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) radar during 6:00 a.m. descending and 6:00 p.m. ascending half-orbit passes. The major contents of the product are normalized radar cross section (sigma nought) measurements multilooked into 1 km square instrument swath-based grid cells where the center line of the grid corresponds to the path of the spacecraft nadir on the Earth’s surface.
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
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