Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2)

NRT AMSR2 products are generated within three hours of observation, using preliminary algorithms provided by the NASA-funded US AMSR2 Science Team, with JAXA NRT L1R (resampled brightness temperatures) as input. NASA standard products, to be generated using validated versions of these algorithms, will be available from NSIDC DAAC beginning in 2016.

Note: Please be aware that the LANCE AMSR2 NRT products are generated using modified versions of the AMSR-E standard product algorithms, which have not been updated to reflect the differences between AMSR-E and AMSR2 calibrations. All LANCE AMSR2 data should be used with the understanding that these are preliminary data products.

Other Sources of AMSR2 Data Products:

  • The JAXA AMSR Science Team generates its own suite of AMSR2 products.
  • Remote Sensing Systems generates an extensive suite of intercalibrated products (columnar water vapor and cloud liquid water over oceans, ocean wind speed, sea surface temperature) from many passive microwave satellite instruments. View their AMSR2 ocean products.


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A2_RainOcn_NRT 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 1.56

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A2_DySno_NRT NRT AMSR2 Daily L3 Global Snow Water Equivalent EASE-Grids 0.0021

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A2_Land_NRT NRT AMSR2 L2B Surface Soil Moisture, Ancillary Parameters and QC EASE-Grids (Planned) N/A N/A
A2_SI6_NRT NRT AMSR2 Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (Tb) Polar Grids 0.088 SI6 Browse
A2_SI12_NRT NRT AMSR2 Daily L3 12.5 km Tb, Sea Ice Concentration Polar Grids
0.01 SI12 Browse
A2_SI25_NRT NRT AMSR2 Daily L3 25 km Tb and Sea Ice Concentration Polar Grids 0.039 SI25 Browse

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