The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the NASA EOS Aqua satellite provides global passive microwave measurements of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric variables for the investigation of global water and energy cycles.
These near real-time (NRT) products are generated within 3 hours of the last observations in the file, by the ... Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) at the AMSR-E Science Investigator-led Processing System (AMSR-E SIPS). The AMSR-E/Aqua Level-2B rain product includes instantaneous rain rate and rain type over ice-free and snow-free land and ocean between 70 degrees north and south latitudes at 5.4 km, generated by the GPROF algorithm using Level-2A TBs. Data are stored in HDF-EOS format, and are available via FTP from the LANCE system.
If data latency is not a primary concern, please consider using science quality products. Science products are created using the best available ancillary, calibration and ephemeris information. Science quality products are an internally consistent, well-calibrated record of the Earth¹s geophysical properties to support science. Science quality AMSR-E products are available from NSIDC DAAC.