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SMAP L3 Radar Northern Hemisphere Daily 3 km EASE-Grid Freeze/Thaw State, Version 2 (SPL3FTA)
Data set:
SPL3FTA
Citation
There is a more recent version of these data.
Version Summary
First public data release

Overview

This Level-3 (L3) product provides a daily global composite of Northern Hemisphere landscape freeze/thaw conditions retrieved by the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) radar from 6:00 a.m. descending and 6:00 p.m. ascending half-orbit passes. Input SMAP L-band backscatter data used to derive freeze/thaw are resampled to an Earth-fixed, global cylindrical 3 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid, Version 2.0 (EASE-Grid 2.0).

Note: These data are Beta-release quality, meaning that they have not undergone full validation and may still contain significant errors.

Data Contributor(s):
Dunbar, R. S., X. Xu, A. Colliander, C. Derksen, K. C. McDonald, E. Podest, E. G. Njoku, J. S. Kimball, and Y. Kim.
Parameter(s):
FREEZE/THAW SIGMA NAUGHT TRANSITION DIRECTION
Platform(s):
SMAP Observatory
Sensor(s):
SMAP L-Band Radar
Data Format(s):
HDF5, HDF5
Temporal Coverage:
13 April 2015 to 7 July 2015
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
Spatial Resolution:
3 km
3 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
85.044
S:
45
E:
180
W:
-180

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

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