A2_RainOcn_NRT_0

NRT AMSR2 L2B GLOBAL SWATH GSFC PROFILING ALGORITHM 2010: SURFACE PRECIPITATION, WIND SPEED OVER OCEAN, WATER VAPOR OVER OCEAN AND CLOUD LIQUID WATER OVER OCEAN V0

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  • Abstract
    The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) instrument on the Global Change Observation Mission - Water 1 (GCOM-W1) provides global passive microwave measurements of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric parameters for the investigation of global water and energy cycles. Near real-time (NRT) products are generated within 3 hours of the last observations in the file, by the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) at the AMSR Science Investigator-led Processing System (AMSR SIPS), which is collocated with the Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC. The GCOM-W1 AMSR2 Level-2B rain and ocean products include global precipitation and ocean parameters (not including Sea Surface Temperatures), calculated by the Goddard PROFiling algorithm (GPROF) 2010 version using as input the resampled brightness temperature (Level-1R) data provided by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Data are stored in HDF-EOS5 format and are available via HTTP from the EOSDIS LANCE system at https://lance.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsr2-science/data/level2/rainocean/. If data latency is not a primary concern, please consider using science quality products. Science products are created using the best available ancillary, calibration and ephemeris information. Science quality products are an internally consistent, well-calibrated record of the Earth's geophysical properties to support science. The AMSR SIPS plans to start producing initial AMSR2 standard science quality data products in late 2015 and they will be available from the NSIDC DAAC. Notice: All LANCE AMSR2 data should be used with the understanding that these are preliminary products. Cross calibration with AMSR-E products has not been performed. As updates are made to the L1R data set, those changes will be reflected in this higher level product.

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    2

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    Science Keywords
    • Earth Science
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Water Vapor
    • Water Vapor Profiles
    • Earth Science
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Water Vapor
    • Water Vapor Indicators
    • Total Precipitable Water
    • Earth Science
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Winds
    • Surface Winds
    • Wind Speed
    • Earth Science
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Winds
    • Surface Winds
    • Wind Direction
    • Earth Science
    • Atmosphere
    • Precipitation
    • Precipitation Rate
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Temperature
    • Sea Surface Temperature
    • Earth Science
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Water Vapor
    • Water Vapor Indicators
    • Water Vapor
    • Earth Science
    • Atmosphere
    • Clouds
    • Cloud Microphysics
    • Cloud Liquid Water/Ice

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    GCOM-W1
    Instruments
    • AMSR2
Projects
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LANCE No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Temporal Keywords
  • 1 minute - < 1 hour

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN NO_SPATIAL
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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  • NASA/MSFC/AMSR SIPS/LANCE
    DISTRIBUTOR

    320 Sparkman Drive
    Huntsville, Alabama 35805

    • +1 256-961-7932
    • +1 256-824-5149
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      Kummerow, Christian, Ralph Ferraro and David Duncan.2015. NRT AMSR2 L2B GLOBAL SWATH GSFC PROFILING ALGORITHM 2010: SURFACE PRECIPITATION, WIND SPEED OVER OCEAN, WATER VAPOR OVER OCEAN AND CLOUD LIQUID WATER OVER OCEAN [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR2/A2_RainOcn_NRT