Daily Global Land Surface Parameters Derived from AMSR-E
Entry ID: NSIDC-0451

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Summary
Abstract: Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited. This data set contains satellite-retrieved geophysical parameter files generated from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aqua satellite. The daily parameter retrievals extend from 19 June 2002 to 27 September 2011 and include daily air temperature minima and maxima (ta) at approximately 2 m in height; fractional cover of open water on land (fw); vegetation canopy microwave transmittance (tc); surface soil moisture (mv) at ≤ 2 cm soil depth; and integrated water vapor content of the intervening atmosphere (V) for the total column. The global retrievals were derived over land for non-precipitating, non-snow, and non-ice covered conditions. The primary input data were daily AMSR-E dual polarized multi-frequency, ascending and descending overpass brightness temperature data. The total volume for this data set is approximately seven gigabytes. Data are provided in zipped binary files and are available via FTP.

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Description: AMSR-E Validation Data


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Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jones, L. A. and J. S. Kimball.
Dataset Title: Daily Global Land Surface Parameters Derived from AMSR-E
Dataset Release Date: 2010-03-10
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0451


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-06-19
Stop Date: 2011-09-27


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >TRANSMITTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]


Instrument
AMSR-E >Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Quality
The data are appropriate for global change related assessment of land-atmosphere water, energy and carbon cycle interactions. Although extensive quality checking has been completed, these are research data and the user is responsible for their own quality checking and should be aware that spurious values may exist. The authors hold no responsibly for conclusions drawn from spurious data. We appreciate constructive and well-documented feedback to help make these data more useful. Questions and feedback should be sent to Lucas Jones (lucas@ntsg.umt.edu).


Keywords
AMSR-E
AMSR-E Validation
Atmosphere
Canopy Cover
Daily Data
EASE-Grid
Global
Land Surface
Maximum Daily
Minimum Daily
NSIDC DAAC
NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Passive Microwave Data


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_DAAC


Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 7 GB
Distribution_Format: Binary


Personnel
LUCAS A. JONES
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: lucas at ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:
University of Montana
Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA


JOHN S. KIMBALL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: johnk at ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:
NTSG School of Forestry
University of Montana
City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Publications/References
Ashcroft, Peter and Frank Wentz. 2006, updated daily. AMSR-E/Aqua L2A Global Swath Spatially-Resampled Brightness Temperatures V002, 19 June 2002 to 31 December 2008. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. Ashcroft, P., F. Wentz. 1999. “Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, AMSR Level 2A Algorithm,” RSS Tech. Report 121 599B-1. Santa Rosa, CA. Comiso, J.C., D. J. Cavalieri, T. Markus. 2003. Sea Ice Concentration, Ice Temperature, and Snow Depth Using AMSR-E Data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens. 41(2): 243-52. Grody, N. C. 1988. Surface Identification Using Satellite Microwave Radiometers. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens. 26: 850-9. Jones, L. A., C. R. Ferguson, J. S. Kimball, K. Zhang, S. K. Chan, K. C. McDonald, E. G. Njoku, E. F. Wood. 2010 (in press). Daily Land Surface Air Temperature Retrieval from AMSR-E: Comparison with AIRS/AMSU. IEEE J. Appl. Earth Obs. Rem. Sens. (J-STARS). Jones, L. A., J. S. Kimball, E. Podest, K. C. McDonald, S. K. Chan, E. G. Njoku. 2009. A Method for Deriving Land Surface Moisture, Vegetation, and Open Water Fraction from AMSRE. IEEE Int. Geosci. Rem. Sens. Symp. IGARSS ’09, July 13-17, Cape Town, South Africa. Knowles, K. W., M. H. Savoie, R. L. Armstrong, and M. J. Brodzik. 2006, updated 2009. AMSRE/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 3. 19 June 2002 to 31 December 2008. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. McDonald, K. C., J. S. Kimball. 2005. Chapter 53: Freeze-Thaw States Using Both Active and Passive Microwave Sensors. In Encyclopedia of Hydrological sciences, M. G. Anderson, (Ed.); John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, N.J. pp. 1-15.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19

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