Knowledge Base

What format are the data in?

The Level-1A products are in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF). The AMSR-E Levels-2 and Level-3 data products are in HDF-EOS.

HDF is the standard data format for all EOS data products. HDF is a multi-object file format developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. For more information about the HDF-EOS format, tools for extracting binary and ASCII objects from HDF, and a list of other HDF-EOS resources, please visit NSIDC's HDF-EOS Web pages.