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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

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
    TEL:81-49-298-1307
    FAX:81-49-298-1398
    E-mail:orderdesk@eoc.jaxa.jp
    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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