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Resolution for the Irregular Values in Deficit Area of Level 1B Products of AMSR/AMSR-E

October 24 2005

JAXA/EOC announces that the cause and affects of irregular values in deficit area of level 1B products of AMSR/AMSR-E have been determined, and the resolution for this problem was completed on October 21st, 2005. JAXA/EOC will start re-processing of those affected products and re-distribute to users who ordered with the new products.

The following is the detail of cause and affects of the problem and re-distribution schedule.

  • Cause of problem
  • :Program failure in AMSR/AMSR-E level 1 processing
  • Problem
  • : Irregular values in deficit areas and upper/lower 10 scan lines of those areas. Please refer to the list of specific data items which contain irregular values.

    Data ItemsProducts
    Brightness Temperature (Brightness_Temperature)Level 1B
    Antenna Temperature Coefficient (Antenna_Temperature_Coef)Level 1A/1B
    Data Quality (Data_Quality)Level 1A/1B

  • Affected products:
  • (a) AMSR/AMSR-E level 1 products (version 2)
    Problems found only in data deficit area and upper/lower 10 scan lines of those areas.

    (b) AMSR/AMSR-E level 2/3 products (version 3)
    Problems found only if the affected level 1 products were the source of higher products.

  • Re-processing schedule: JAXA/EOC will complete until the end of January 2006.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following point:
    Contact Point: Order Desk, Earth Observation Center, JAXA
    Contact point for joint researchers and PI is here.
    Contact point for public user is here.

    JAXA sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

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