AMSR-E/Aqua level 3 global monthly Surface Soil Moisture Averages V005 (AMSRE_AVRMO) at GES DISC

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Abstract: Global monthly AMSR-E-derived Soil Moisture

The dataset contains global monthly-mean soil moisture statistics (average values) for 1 by 1 degree grid cells. The source for the
data is AMSR-E daily estimates of soil moisture (Product name:
AMSR_E_L3_DailyLand). The dataset covers the time period strating July 2002.

Data files contain 180 lines with 360 pixels per line. The projection is
latitude-longitude with the upper left corner of the first pixel of the first
line positioned at 90N 180W.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NEESPI Data Center Project
Dataset Title: AMSR-E/Aqua level 3 global monthly Surface Soil Moisture Averages
Dataset Release Date: 2002-07-01
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 005
Issue Identification: AMSRE_AVRMO
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-07-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Access Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 270 KB
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: None
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Njoku, E. G., T. L. Jackson, V. Lakshmi, T. Chan, and S.V. Nghiem. 2003. Soil
moisture retrieval from AMSR-E. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote
Sensing 41 (2): 215-229.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-05-01
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