Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2)

AMSR2 NRT Data and Information

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) instrument launched aboard the Japanese Space Exploration Agency Global Change Observation Mission 1st-Water, "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W1) satellite on May 18, 2012. AMSR2 provides data on global precipitation, ocean wind speed, water vapor, sea ice concentration, brightness temperature, and soil moisture. AMSR2 NRT products are available through LANCE generally within three hours of a satellite observation.

To download AMSR2 data, register for an Earthdata Login. Use the table below to access specific LANCE 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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NRT AMSR2 Unified Global Swath Surface Precipitation Goddard Space Flight Center Profiling Algorithm


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NRT AMSR2 Unified L2B Global Swath Ocean Products


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NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Global Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent
Data User Guide
Recipe: How to convert to GeoTIFF using Python and ArcGIS

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NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Daily 6.25 km Polar Gridded 89 GHz Brightness Temperatures
Data User Guide

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AU_SI12_NRT_R04 NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Daily 12.5 km Brightness Temperature & Sea Ice Concentration
Data User Guide

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AU_SI25_NRT_R04 NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Daily 25 km Brightness Temperature & Sea Ice Concentration Polar Grids
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NRT AMSR2 Unified L2B Half-Orbit 25 km EASE-Grid Surface Soil Moisture Beta Version 2
Data User Guide
45MB (HDF-EOS5),
35MB (NetCDF/CF)

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