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  Resource Id: urn:geoss:csr:resource:urn:uuid:558319b1-1d62-4cf5-b53b-f8211bc9bbbf
  Name: AMSR-E Land Parameters
  Abbreviation: AMSR-E Land Parameters
  Description: This global database contains a satellite passive microwave remote sensing based land parameter retrievals generated from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer on EOS Aqua (AMSR-E), with funding from the NASA. The daily land parameter retrievals extend from 2002 and include daily air temperature minima and maxima (ta; ~2 m height), fractional cover of open water on land (fw), vegetation canopy microwave transmittance (tc), surface soil moisture (mv; ≤ 2 cm soil depth) and integrated water vapor content of the intervening atmosphere (V; total column). The global retrievals are derived over land for non-precipitating, non-snow, and non-ice covered conditions. The primary inputs for these retrievals are daily AMSR-E dual polarized multi-frequency, ascending and descending overpass brightness temperature (Tb) data (version 3). The AMSR-E brightness temperature data were obtained in global 25-km EASE grid format from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
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United States
  Responsible Organisation: The University of Montana
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  Contact Name: Dr. John Kimball
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