Snow Water Equivalent (AMSR-E)

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Snow Water Equivalent (AMSR-E)
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The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) distributes daily, weekly, and monthly products which includes snow water equivalent. Note: "On 04 October 2011, the AMSR-E instrument on board the Aqua satellite stopped producing data due to a problem with the rotation of its antenna."

Key Limitations

Key Limitations

AMSR-E snow water equivalent (SWE) is biased low

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Acknowledgement of any material taken from or knowledge gained from this page is appreciated:

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified "The Climate Data Guide: Snow Water Equivalent (AMSR-E).” Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/snow-water-equivalent-amsr-e on 2024-04-17.


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Acknowledgement of the Climate Data Guide project is also appreciated:

Schneider, D. P., C. Deser, J. Fasullo, and K. E. Trenberth, 2013: Climate Data Guide Spurs Discovery and Understanding. Eos Trans. AGU, 94, 121–122, https://doi.org/10.1002/2013eo130001

Key Figures

Daily snow water equivalent for January 1, 2011. Left: on the original EASE grid; right after regridding to a 0.25 degree grid.

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Daily, Monthly, Weekly
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Spatial Resolution

EASE 721x721 grid

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