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Data Products Summary

AMSR-E will provide instantaneous measurements for the following data products:

  • Rainfall over ocean with an accuracy of 1mm/hr or 20%, whichever is greater, at a spatial resolution of 5.4 km.
  • Rainfall over land with an accuracy of 2 mm/hr or 40%, whichever is greater, at a spatial resolution of 5.4 km.
  • Sea surface temperature, through most clouds, with an accuracy of 0.5°C at two different spatial resolutions: 56 km and 38 km.
  • Total integrated water vapor over the ocean with an accuracy of 0.2 g/cm2 at a resolution of 24 km.
  • Total integrated cloud water over the ocean with an accuracy of 3mg/cm2 at a resolution of 12 km.
  • Ocean surface wind speed with an accuracy of 1.5 m/s at two resolutions: 38 km and 24 km.
  • Surface soil wetness with an accuracy of 0.06 gm/cm3 in low-vegetation areas (biomass less than 1.5 kg/m2), at a spatial resolution of 25 km.
  • Sea ice concentration at two resolutions (SSM/I grid): 12.5 km and 25 km.
  • Snow depth over sea ice at a resolution of 12.5 km.
  • Sea ice drift at a resolution of 100 km.
  • Snow water equivalent over land.
SOURCE: EOS Data Products Handbook, Volume 2, 2000, p. 24.
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Standard Products Flow Chart

AMSR-E Standard Products flow chart
SOURCE: EOS Data Products Handbook, Volume 2, 2000, p. 25.

 
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AMSR-E Data Products
Product Name Target Accuracy Horizontal Resolution :: Coverage Vertical Resolution :: Coverage DAAC Page No. in EOS Data Products Handbook Vol. 2
Columnar Cloud Water 0.02 mm 12 km :: Ocean N/A :: Troposphere NSIDC 94
Columnar Water Vapor 1.0 mm 24 km :: Ocean N/A :: Troposphere NSIDC 79
Level 2A Brightness Temperature 0.2 – 0.7 K 5–56 km :: Global N/A :: NSIDC 53
Rainfall - Level 2 N/A 12 km :: 70°N-70°S (ice-free and snow-free land and ocean)
or
5 km
N/A :: Surface NSIDC 76
Rainfall – Level 3 Over ocean:
1 mm/day or 20%, whichever is greater

Over land:
2 mm/day or 40%, whichever is greater
5° latitiude x 5° longitude :: 70°N-70°S N/A :: Surface NSIDC 78
Sea Ice Concentration ≤ 5% 12.5, 25 km (polar stereographic projection) :: Global Ocean/Cryosphere N/A :: Surface NSIDC 207
Sea Ice Temperatures ≤ 4 K 25 km (polar stereographic projection) :: Global Ocean/Cryosphere N/A :: Surface NSIDC 209
Sea Surface Temperatures ≤0.5 K 56 and 38 km :: Ocean N/A :: Surface NSIDC 157
Sea Surface Wind Speed 1.0 m/s 38 and 24 km :: Ocean N/A :: Surface NSIDC 142
Snow Depth on Sea Ice ≤ 5 cm 12.5 km (polar stereographic projection) :: Southern Ocean/Arctic seasonal sea ice zones N/A :: Surface NSIDC 208
Snow-Water Equivalent and Snow Depth [10 mm or 20%] 25 km (equal area Earth grid) :: Global N/A :: Surface NSIDC 210
Surface Soil Moisture 0.06 g/cm3 [where vegetation is less than 1.5 kg/m2] 56 km :: Global land surface (only under snow-free and low vegetation conditions) N/A :: Surface NSIDC 169

 

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