Level 1B of AMSR2 (GCOM-W1) Data Processing
Entry ID: GCOM-W1_Level1B_AMSR2

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Summary
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 Level-1B data processing
* Swath data with geolocation information
* Brightness temperatures
* ?? orbit starting from northern/southern-most latitudes
Related URL
Description: GCOM-W1 Data Providing Service

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: JAXA
Dataset Title: Level 1B of AMSR2 (GCOM-W1) Data Processing
Platform
GCOM-W1 Ancillary Description
Instrument
AMSR2 Ancillary Description
Data Center
Mission Operations System Office, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.jaxa.jp

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAXA/MOSS
Email: RD-MOS at jaxa.jp
Contact Address:
2-1-1, Sengen
City: Tsukuba-city
Province or State: Ibaraki
Postal Code: 305-8505
Country: Japan
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-06
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