AE_Land_2

AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Surface Soil Moisture, Ancillary Parms, & QC EASE-Grids V002

Version 2 eng; usa
  • Abstract
    This Level-2B land surface product (AE_Land) includes daily measurements of surface soil moisture, vegetation/roughness water content interpretive information, and quality control variables. Ancillary data include time, geolocation, and quality assessment.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

Data Identification Fields:

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    Processing Level

    Level 2B

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Planned

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Soils
    • Soil Moisture/Water Content
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Biosphere
    • Vegetation
    • Plant Characteristics
    • Vegetation Water Content
Other Descriptive Keywords
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ISO Topic Categories
  • ENVIRONMENT
Additional Attributes
  • AscendingDescendingFlg
    STRING
    Satellite Direction
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • EndingPolygonNumber
    INT
    The index number for the last polygon associated with the nominal pass number in the granule
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • NominalPassIndex
    INT
    The nominal pass index number for the pass that best describes the spatial location of the granule, where the pass is either the ascending or descending portion of an orbit
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • PercentLandData
    INT
    Percentage of data points in the half-orbit data file that are done = (number of land points/total number of points)*100 (computed using an ocean mask).
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • PercentRetrievals
    INT
    Percentage of data points over land where retrievals are done = (number of retrieval points/total number of land points)*100 (computed using a classification mask for mountains, forest, etc.).
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • PercentRetrievalsWithinBounds
    INT
    Percentage of land data points where retrievals are done, whose retrievals are within bounds = (number of within-bounds retrieval points/number of retrieval points)*100.
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • StartingPolygonNumber
    INT
    The index number for the first polygon associated with the nominal pass number in the granule.
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • identifier_product_doi
    STRING
    Digital object identifier that uniquely identifies this data product
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • identifier_product_doi_authority
    STRING
    URL of the digital object identifier resolving authority
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • OrbitInclination
    FLOAT
    Angle between the orbit plane and the Earth's equatorial plane
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy
    Degrees

  • OrbitalPeriod
    FLOAT
    Orbital period in decimal minutes.
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy
    Minutes

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • AMSR-E

Temporal Information Fields:

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Spatial Information Fields:

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN ORBIT
Location Keywords
    • Geographic Region
    • Global

Data Centers

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  • NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
    ARCHIVER

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
    DISTRIBUTOR

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email

Data Contacts

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  • NSIDC
    Technical Contact
    NSIDC Services

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • Eni
    Technical Contact
    Eni Njoku

    Pasadena, CA 91109

  • Eni
    Technical Contact
    Eni Njoku

    Pasadena, CA 91109

  • NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
    User Services
    NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center

    Boulder, Colorado

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Collection Citations Fields:

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    Collection Citations
    • AMSR-E/Aqua L2B Surface Soil Moisture, Ancillary Parms, & QC EASE-Grids V002
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center