AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Ocean Products derived from Wentz AlgorithmEntry ID: AE_Ocean
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 ... processes, including air-sea and air-ice interactions. The Level-2B ocean swath product (AE_Ocean) contains Sea Surface Temperature (SST) at 56 km and 38 km resolution, near-surface wind speed at 38 km and 21 km resolution, columnar water vapor at 21 km resolution, columnar cloud liquid water at 12 km resolution, and quality flags. All variables were measured over oceans and are generated from the Wentz algorithm. The Level-3 daily product (AE_DyOcn), weekly product (AE_WkOcn), and monthly product (AE_MoOcn) include SST, near-surface wind speed, columnar water vapor, and columnar cloud liquid water over oceans in a 0.25 degree by 0.25 degree grid, generated from AE_Ocean. Data are stored in Hierarchical Data Format - Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format, and are available from 19 June 2002 to the present via FTP.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: F. Wentz and T. Meissner
Dataset Title: AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Global Swath Ocean Products derived from Wentz Algorithm
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Version: 2Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ae_ocean.html
Start Date: 2002-06-18
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER DISCHARGE/FLOW
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER CHEMISTRY
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Access Constraints None. The data secured from the USGS NWISWeb database may include data that have not received Director's approval and as such are provisional and subject to change. The data are released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: tab-separated text file
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (954) 377-5952
Fax: (954) 377-5901
Email: mzucker at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33315
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02