AMSR-E climatology

AMSR-E monthly climatology

AMSR monthly climatologies of SST, wind speed, vapor, cloud water and rain data (2003-01 till 2006-12 inclusive). The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer is flown on Aqua polar orbiter providing full global coverage over the oceans. As a microwave instrument it, can "see" though clouds. The only obstacle is heavy precipitation. Derived measurables are SST, surface wind speed, vertical column vapor and cloud water, and rain rate.
The data were acquired from the site, then averaged to produce monthly climatologies. If you will use these data in publication, please acknowledge their source (for details see the link to the originator).

SST (C), Surface wind speed (m/s), atmospheric water vapor (mm), cloud liquid water (mm), rain rate (mm/hr)
ZonalGlobal by 0.25 deg
MeridionalGlobal by 0.25 deg
TemporalJan Climatology to Dec Climatology by 1 month(s)
Volume250 Mb
AcquiredMarch 2007
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