Data Set ID: 
SPL4CMDL

SMAP L4 Global Daily 9 km Carbon Net Ecosystem Exchange, Version 1

The Level-4 carbon product (SPL4CMDL) provides global gridded daily estimates of net ecosystem carbon (CO2) exchange derived using a satellite data terrestrial carbon flux model informed by the following: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) L-band microwave observations, land cover and vegetation inputs from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), and the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5) land model assimilation system. Parameters are computed at 1 km spatial resolution using an Earth-fixed, global, cylindrical 9 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid, Version 2.0 (EASE-Grid 2.0) projection.

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

Version Summary: 

First public data release

Geographic Coverage

Parameter(s):
  • Soils > Soil Productivity > Gross Primary Productivity (GPP)
  • Soils > Soil Respiration > Heterotrophic Respiration (Rh)
  • Soils > Carbon > Net Ecosystem CO2 Exchange (NEE)
  • Soils > Carbon > Soil Organic Carbon (SOC)
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 85.044, S: -85.044, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 9 km x 9 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 13 April 2015
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Data Format(s):
  • HDF5
Platform(s) AQUA, SMAP Observatory, SUOMI-NPP, TERRA
Sensor(s): MODIS, SMAP L-BAND RADIOMETER, VIIRS
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Kimball, J. S., L. A. Jones, J. Glassy, and R. Reichle.

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Kimball, J. S., L. A. Jones, J. Glassy, and R. Reichle. 2015. SMAP L4 Global Daily 9 km Carbon Net Ecosystem Exchange, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/22TFAUSNLO9R. [Date Accessed].

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