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SMAP L1C Radiometer Half-Orbit 36 km EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 2 (SPL1CTB)
Data set:
SPL1CTB
Citation
There is a more recent version of these data.
Version Summary

Changes to this version include:



  • Transitioned to Validated-Stage 2

  • Using SPL1BTB V2 Validated data as input, inherited all changes and improvements of the new version

Overview

This Level-1C (L1C) product contains calibrated, geolocated, time-ordered brightness temperatures acquired by the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) radiometer during 6:00 a.m. descending and 6:00 p.m. ascending half-orbit passes. Input SMAP L-band Level-1B brightness temperature data were resampled to an Earth-fixed, 36 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid, Version 2.0 (EASE-Grid 2.0) in three projections: global cylindrical, north polar, and south polar. This L1C product is a gridded version of the SMAP Level-1B radiometer brightness temperature product.
Data Contributor(s):
Chan, S., E. G. Njoku, and A. Colliander.
Parameter(s):
BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
Platform(s):
SMAP Observatory
Sensor(s):
SMAP L-BAND RADIOMETER
Data Format(s):
HDF5, HDF5
Temporal Coverage:
31 March 2015 to 21 April 2016
Temporal Resolution:
49 minute
Spatial Resolution:
36 km
36 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
85.044
S:
-85.044
E:
180
W:
-180

Data Access & Tools

This data set has been retired. There is a more recent version of these data.

Help Articles

How To

Many NSIDC data set web pages provide the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal contstraints using a map-based interface. This article outlines how to order NSIDC DAAC data using advanced searching and filtering. 
To convert HDF5 files into binary format you will need to use the h5dump utility, which is part of the HDF5 distribution available from the HDF Group. How you install HDF5 depends on your operating system.
The following are instructions on how to import and geolocate SMAP Level-1C HDF5 data in ENVI. Testing notes Software: ENVI Software version: 5.3 and above. If using version 5.3, service pack 5.3.1 is needed.  Platform: Windows 7
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NASA's Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) provides up to date, full resolution imagery for selected NSIDC DAAC data sets. 

Getting started

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.
The following table describes the data subsetting, reformatting, and reprojection services that are currently available for SMAP data via the NASA Earthdata Search, a Data Subscription, and Programmatic Access.