AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
Entry ID: AE_DyOcn

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Abstract: 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 water and energy cycles. Measurements of ocean variables improve our understanding of a wide variety of hydrological and radiative ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: AMSR-E Web page at NSIDC
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.24   S: -89.24   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner.
Dataset Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 Global Ascending/Descending .25x.25 deg Ocean Grids
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-06-19
Stop Date: 2011-10-03
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.25 deg
Longitude Resolution: 0.25 deg
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Quality Level-3 automatic QA procedures involve simply evaluating the Level-2B quality flags to determine if observations are valid for Level-3 products.
Data Set Progress
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: 12 - 14 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Phone: 707-545-2904
Email: support at
Contact Address:
444 Tenth Street, Suite 200
City: Santa Rosa
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 95401
Country: USA
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Conway, D. 2002. Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS Quality Assurance Plan. Huntsville, AL: Global Hydrology and Climate Center. Meissner, Thomas and Frank J. Wentz. 2004. The Complex Dielectric Constant of Pure and Sea Water from Microwave Satellite Observations. IEEE TGARS 42(9): 1836 – 1849. Meissner, Thomas and Frank J. Wentz. 2006. Ocean Retrievals for WindSat: Radiative Transfer ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-03
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