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AMSR2/GCOM-W1 surface soil moisture (LPRM) L2B V001 (LPRM_AMSR2_SOILM2) at GES DISC

Abstract: AMSR2/GCOM-W1 surface soil moisture (LPRM) L2B V001 is a Level 2 (swath) data set. Its land surface parameters, surface soil moisture, land surface (skin) temperature, and vegetation water content are derived from passive microwave remote sensing data from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2), using the Land Parameter Retrieval Model (LPRM). Each swath is packaged with associated ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Richard de Jeu) and NASA GSFC (Manfred Owe)
Dataset Title: AMSR2/GCOM-W1 surface soil moisture (LPRM) L2B V001
Dataset Series Name: LPRM_AMSR2_SOILM2
Dataset Release Date: 2014-09-15T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 001
Dataset Editor: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) (Bill Teng)
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-07-02
Quality The LPRM/AMSR2 data are sensitive to both internal model limitations and external processes and are screened for radio frequency interference, the presence of snow/frozen soils, water, and dense vegetation covers. All screened-out data pixels are flagged and indicated by a non-data value. A soil moisture uncertainty parameter at both C and X bands is included (Parinussa et al., 2011).
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Use Constraints None
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Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-614-5224
Email: gsfc-help-disc at
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center, 610.2, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online Archive
Distribution Size: 4.0 MB
Distribution Format: netCDF
Fees: None
Phone: +31-20-598-7287
Email: at
Contact Address:
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
Department of Hydrology and Geo-environmental Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
City: 1081 HV Amsterdam
Country: NL
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Owe, M., R. de Jeu, and T. Holmes (2008-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), Multisensor historical climatology of satellite-derived global land surface moisture, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, F01002, 17 pp., doi:10.1029/2007JF000769, Data Author Publication
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-08-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-10