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Volume 10, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 2055–2067, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-2055-2018
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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 2055–2067, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-2055-2018
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Review article 22 Nov 2018

Review article | 22 Nov 2018

Northern Hemisphere surface freeze–thaw product from Aquarius L-band radiometers

Michael Prince et al.
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This paper presents the weekly polar-gridded Aquarius passive L-band surface freeze–thaw product (FT-AP) distributed on the EASE-Grid 2.0 with a resolution of 36 km. To evaluate the product, we compared it with the resampled 37 GHz FT Earth Science Data Record during the overlapping period between 2011 and 2014. The FT-AP ensures, with the SMAP mission that is still in operation, an L-band passive FT monitoring continuum with NASA’s space-borne radiometers, for a period beginning in August 2011.
This paper presents the weekly polar-gridded Aquarius passive L-band surface freeze–thaw product...
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