About AMSR2 SIPS

As one of NASA's Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) Elements, Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 Science Investigator-led Processing System (AMSR2 SIPS) provides AMSR2 Level 2 (L2) and L3 near real-time products. On average, these products are available within 3 hours of observation time.

About AMSR2 SIPS

Near real-time processing for AMSR2 data is being conducted by the LANCE AMSR2 SIPS at NASA’s Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC), which is jointly managed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Once processed, near real-time AMSR2 data can be accessed through the LANCE AMSR2 Near Real-Time Products page on GHRC DAAC's website and will be available for viewing using NASA’s Worldview data visualization tool or any geographic information system (GIS) software capable of reading and visualizing data in HDF-EOS5 format.

AMSR2 standard data products designed to support scientific research will be sent to NASA’s National Snow and Ice Data Center DAAC (NSIDC DAAC). NSIDC DAAC is responsible for processing, managing, archiving, and distributing data related to snow and ice processes (particularly interactions among snow, ice, atmosphere, and the ocean). Research-quality AMSR2 data dating back to July 4, 2012 is available. NSIDC DAAC also stores research-quality data from the AMSR-E instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite dating from June 2002 through October 2011.

About the Products

Near real-time data is available for AMSR2, a 7-day rolling archive and provided on a best effort basis. The system is supported during normal working hours but is monitored for system failures and unexpected data outages.

These data meet the timely needs of applications such as numerical weather and climate prediction, forecasting and monitoring natural hazards, agriculture, air quality and disaster relief.

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) instrument launched on board the Japanese satellite Global Change Observation Mission 1st -Water, "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W1), on May 18, 2012. GCOM-W1’s mission is to observe changes in the water cycle. Data collection began on July 4, 2012.

Data Citation

Kummerow, C. 2015. 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 [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online, [https://lance.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsr2-science/data/level2/rainocean/] from NASA LANCE AMSR2 at GHRC DAAC Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi: 10.5067/AMSR2/A2_RainOcn_NRT

Tedesco, M., J. Jeyaratnam and R. Kelly. 2019. NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Global Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Snow Water Equivalent [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online, [https://lance.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsr2-science/data/level3/daysnow/] from NASA LANCE AMSR2 at GHRC DAAC Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi: 10.5067/AMSRU/AU_DySno_NRT_R01

Meier, W., J. C. Comiso and T. Markus. 2019. NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Daily 6.25 km Polar Gridded 89 GHz Brightness Temperatures V2 [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online, [https://lance.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsr2-science/data/level3/seaice6] from NASA LANCE AMSR2 at GHRC DAAC Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi: 10.5067/AMSRU/AU_SI6_NRT_R02

Meier, W., J. C. Comiso and T. Markus. 2019. NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Daily 12.5 km Brightness Temperature & Sea Ice Concentration V2 [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online, [https://lance.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsr2-science/data/level3/seaice12] from NASA LANCE AMSR2 at GHRC DAAC Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi: 10.5067/AMSRU/AU_SI12_NRT_R02

Meier, W., J. C. Comiso and T. Markus. 2019. NRT AMSR2 Unified L3 Daily 25 km Brightness Temperature & Sea Ice Concentration Polar Grids V2 [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online, [https://lance.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsr2-science/data/level3/seaice25] from NASA LANCE AMSR2 at GHRC DAAC Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi: 10.5067/AMSRU/AU_SI25_NRT_R02

Jackson, T., S. Chan, R. Bindlish and E. Njoku. 2018. NRT AMSR2 Unified L2B Half-Orbit 25 km EASE-Grid Surface Soil Moisture Beta V2 [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online, [https://lance.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsr2-science/data/level2/land] from NASA LANCE AMSR2 at GHRC DAAC Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi: 10.5067/AMSRU/AU_Land_NRT_R02

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2019 at 10:10 AM EDT