Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 791–808, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-791-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 791–808, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-791-2017

Review article 01 Nov 2017

Review article | 01 Nov 2017

A global satellite environmental data record derived from AMSR-E and AMSR2 microwave Earth observations

Jinyang Du et al.

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We developed a global land parameter data record (LPDR; 2002–2015) using satellite microwave observations. The LPDR algorithms exploit multifrequency microwave observations to derive a set of environmental variables, including surface fractional water, atmosphere precipitable water vapor, daily surface air temperatures, vegetation optical depth, and volumetric soil moisture. The resulting LPDR shows favorable accuracy and provides for the consistent monitoring of global environmental changes.