Data Set ID: 

SMAP L1A Radar Time-Ordered Parsed Telemetry, Version 1

This Level-1A (L1A) product provides all data downlinked from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) radar during 6:00 a.m. descending and 6:00 p.m. ascending half-orbit passes. The product also contains information about the spacecraft position and attitude, as well as the antenna azimuth position over the same time period that the radar telemetry covers. The major contents of the product include high resolution synthetic aperture radar data, low resolution real aperture radar data, instrument loopback data, instrument health and status data, and standard operating conditions at antenna rotation granularity.

Version Summary: 

First public data release

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Geographic Coverage

  • Radar > Radar Backscatter > Sigma Nought
Spatial Coverage:
N: 85.044, 
S: -85.044, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1 km to 3 km x 1 km to 3 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 15 April 2015 to 7 July 2015
Temporal Resolution: 49 minute
Data Format(s):
  • HDF5
Platform(s) SMAP Observatory
Sensor(s): SMAP L-Band Radar
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): West, R.
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