NRT AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Ocean Products derived from Wentz AlgorithmEntry ID: AE_Ocean_NRT
Abstract: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the NASA EOS Aqua satellite provides global passive microwave measurements of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric variables for the investigation of global water and energy cycles.
These near real-time (NRT) products are generated within 3 hours of the last observations in the file, by the Land ... Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) at the AMSR-E Science Investigator-led Processing System (AMSR-E SIPS). Measurements of ocean variables improve our understanding of a wide variety of hydrological and radiative processes, including air-sea and air-ice interactions. The AMSR-E/Aqua Level-2B ocean product includes Sea Surface Temperature at 56 and 38 km, near-surface wind speed at 38 and 21 km, columnar water vapor at 21 km, and columnar cloud liquid water at 12 km, generated by the Wentz algorithm using Level-2A TBs. Data are stored in HDF-EOS format, and are available via FTP from the LANCE system.
If data latency is not a primary concern, please consider using science quality products. Science products are created using the best available ancillary, calibration and ephemeris information. Science quality products are an internally consistent, well-calibrated record of the Earth¹s geophysical properties to support science. Science quality AMSR-E products are available from NSIDC DAAC.
(Click for Interactive Map)
Start Date: 2007-09-11Stop Date: 2010-03-31
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE FLOES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TEMPERATURE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE
OCEANS > MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > TRACE ELEMENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > SEA ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SNOW DEPTH
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SALINITY
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ISOTOPES
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICEBERGS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS > CHLOROPHYLL
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints PDF copies of the referenced papers are available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided URL when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 32 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6266 2980
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Andrew.McMinn at utas.edu.au
Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies University of Tasmania Private Bag 77
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Taylor and McMinn 2001, Evidence from diatoms for Holocene climate fluctuation along the East Antarctic margin. Holocene 11(4) 455-466.
Taylor, F., and McMinn, A. 2002. Late Quaternary ? Holocene diatom assemblages from Prydz Bay, East Antarctica. Quaternary Research 57, 151-161.
Taylor, F., McMinn, A. and Franklin, D. 1997. Distribution of diatoms in surface sediments of Prydz Bay, Antarctica. Marine Micropaleontology, 32, 209-229.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-26