PYCMR_TEST22_10

PYCMR TEST COLLECTION2

Version 10 NRT
  • 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.

Data Identification Fields:

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2B

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Not Provided

    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • PRECIPITABLE WATER
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • WATER VAPOR
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • WATER VAPOR PROFILES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
    • SURFACE WINDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • PRECIPITATION
    • PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • PRECIPITATION
    • PRECIPITATION RATE

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • SATELLITE
    GCOM-W1
    Instruments
    • AMSR2
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
LANCE No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

Temporal Information Fields:

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Temporal Keywords
  • HALF ORBIT

Spatial Information Fields:

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

Data Centers

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  • GHRC
    ARCHIVER

    This data center does not have any addresses listed.

    This data center does not have any contact mechanisms listed.

  • Not provided
    ARCHIVER

    This data center does not have any addresses listed.

Data Contacts

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    Collection Citations
    • Collection citation title not provided

      Kummerow, C. and R. Ferraro. 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, [https://lance.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsr2-science/data/level2/rainocean/] from NASA LANCE AMSR2 at the GHRC DAAC Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR2/A2_RainOcn_NRT