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AMSR-E/Aqua 5-Day L3 Global Snow Water Equivalent EASE-Grids
Entry ID: AE_5DSno

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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. These Level-3 Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) data sets contain SWE data and quality assurance flags mapped to Northern and Southern Hemisphere 25 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grids (EASE-Grids). 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.
Related URL
Description: AMSR-E web site at NSIDC
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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: Tedesco, M., R. Kelly, J. L. Foster, and A. T.C. Chang.
Dataset Title: AMSR-E/Aqua 5-Day L3 Global Snow Water Equivalent EASE-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: http://nsidc.org/data/AE_5DSno
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-06-19
Stop Date: 2011-10-03
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Quality Quality Assessment Each HDF-EOS file contains core metadata with Quality Assessment (QA) metadata flags that are set by the Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS) at the Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC) prior to delivery to NSIDC. A separate metadata file in XML format is also delivered to NSIDC with the HDF-EOS file; it contains the same information as the core metadata. ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
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: 2.1 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Contact Address:
University of Waterloo
City: Waterloo
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: N2L 3G1
Country: Canada
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Basist, A., N. C. Grody, T. C. Peterson, and C. N. Williams. 1998. Using the Special Sensor Microwave Imager to Monitor Land Surface Temperatures, Wetness and Snow Cover. Journal of Applied Meteorology 37(9): 888-911. Brodzik, M. J. 1997. EASE-Grid: A Versatile Set of Equal-Area Projections and Grids. Boulder, CO, USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Brown, R. D. and R. O. Braaten, 1998. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-09

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