Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2)

Notice (7 May 2020): We have identified a potential irregularity in the AU_DySno data set that results in what appears to be an artificial, uniform boundary in SWE values extending across North America. The Principal Investigators are actively examining the data to determine the source of the artificial boundary. Where SWE data values exist, there is confidence that the SWE values are valid. However, users should be cautious when using the data where no data values exist in the northern hemisphere until further notice.

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.

AMSR2/GCOM - W1

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Description Volume
(per/day)
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AU_Rain_NRT_R01

NRT AMSR2 Unified Global Swath Surface Precipitation Goddard Space Flight Center Profiling Algorithm

Data User Guide

982MB

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AU_Ocean_NRT_R01

NRT AMSR2 Unified L2B Global Swath Ocean Products

552MB

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AU_DySno_NRT_R01*


*Please see warning note at the top of this page.
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
21MB

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AU_SI6_NRT_R04
NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Daily 6.25 km Polar Gridded 89 GHz Brightness Temperatures
Data User Guide
88MB

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AU_SI12_NRT_R04 NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Daily 12.5 km Brightness Temperature & Sea Ice Concentration
Data User Guide
126MB

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AU_SI25_NRT_R04 NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Daily 25 km Brightness Temperature & Sea Ice Concentration Polar Grids
Data User Guide
41MB

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AU_Land_NRT_R02


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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