3-Day Average of Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) Products (version 5)

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) was launched on May 4, 2002, aboard NASA’s Aqua spacecraft. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) provided AMSR-E to NASA as an indispensable part of Aqua’s global hydrology mission. Over the oceans, AMSR-E is measuring a number of important geophysical parameters, including sea surface temperature (SST), wind speed, atmospheric water vapor, cloud water, and rain rate. A key feature of AMSR-E is its capability to see through clouds, thereby providing an uninterrupted view of global SST and surface wind fields.

SST (°C) , 10-meter surface wind speeds (m/sec), atmospheric water vapor (mm), liquid cloud water(mm), and precipitation rates(mm/hour)
ZonalGlobal by 0.25 deg
MeridionalGlobal by 0.25 deg
TemporalJun 2002 to Oct 31, 2007 by 1 day(s)
Volume20.73 Mbytes per day
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AcquiredMar 1, 2005 (last updated: Nov 2009)
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