AMSR/ADEOS-II L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures
Entry ID: AA_L2A

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Abstract: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) instrument on the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Advanced Earth Observation Satellite-II (ADEOS-II) provided global passive microwave measurements of land, ocean, and atmospheric variables for the investigation of global water and energy cycles. The AMSR Level-2A product (AA_L2A) contains brightness temperatures at 6.9 GHz, 10.65 GHz, ... View entire text
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Description: Aqua/AMSR-E Data

Description: AMSR/ADEOS-II Data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Dataset Title: AMSR/ADEOS-II L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures
Dataset Release Date: 2009-04-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-28
Stop Date: 2003-10-24
Quality Each HDF-EOS file contains core metadata with Quality Assessment (QA) metadata flags that were set by the Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS) at the Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC) prior to delivery to NSIDC. A separate metadata file with a .xml file extension was also delivered to NSIDC with the HDF-EOS file; it contains the same information as the core metadata. Three ... View entire text
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Originating Center
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 68 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Phone: +1 (707) 545-2904 x12
Fax: +1 (707) 545-2906
Email: ashcroft at
Contact Address:
Remote Sensing Systems
438 First Street
Suite 200
City: Santa Rosa
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA
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Ashcroft, Peter and Frank Wentz. 2000. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the AMSR Level-2A Algorithm, Revised 03 November. Santa Rosa, CA, USA: Remote Sensing Systems. Conway, D. 2002. Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS Quality Assurance Plan. Huntsville, AL: Global Hydrology and Climate Center. For more information regarding related publications, see the Research Using AMSR Data Web page.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-04
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