National Snow and Ice Data Center

AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures (Tb)

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua satellite provides global passive microwave measurements of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric variables for the investigation of global water and energy cycles. World coverage.

The AMSR-E Level-2A product (AE_L2A) contains brightness temperatures at 6.9 GHz, 10.7 GHz, 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, and 89.0 GHz. Data are resampled to be spatially consistent, and therefore are available at a variety of resolutions that correspond to the footprint sizes of the observations such as 56 km, 38 km, 24 km, 21 km, 12 km, and 5.4 km, respectively. Each swath is packaged with associated geolocation fields. Data are stored in Hierarchical Data Format - Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format and are available from 19 June 2002 to the present via FTP.

Reference:Ashcroft, P. and F. J. Wentz. 2013. AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures. Version 3. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Data and Resources

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Status: Complete
Start Date: 2002/06/19
Type: Data
End Date: 2010/12/31
Data Types: GIS
Primary Agency
National Snow and Ice Data Center

ISO Topics
imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Alaska, Northslope Borough

GIS Data

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