Level 2 Snow depth (AMSR2) productEntry ID: GCOM-W1_Level2_AMSR2_SD
Abstract: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) onboard the GCOM-W1 satellite is a remote sensing instrument for measuring weak microwave emission from the surface and the atmosphere of the Earth. From about 700 km above the Earth, AMSR2 will provide us highly accurate measurements of the intensity of microwave emission and scattering.
The antenna of AMSR2 rotates once per 1.5 seconds and ... obtains data over a 1450 km swath. This conical scan mechanism enables AMSR2 to acquire a set of daytime and nighttime data with more than 99% coverage of the Earth every 2 days.
Definition of Level2 data processing
* Swath data with geolocation information
* Geophysical parameters
* ½ orbit starting from northern/southern-most latitudes
Following is the detail of product.
Procut: Snow depth
Area : Land
Grid : 30
Data relase threshhold: ±20 cm
Standard: ±20 cm
Goal: ±10 cm
Range : 0-100 cm
Other : Except ice sheets and dense forest areas. Accuracy is expressed in snow depth and defined as mean absolute error of instantaneous observations.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: JAXA
Dataset Title: Level 2 Snow depth (AMSR2) product
ISO Topic Category
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-06