Entry_ID: AQ2_SM
Entry_Title: Aquarius L2 Swath Single Orbit Soil Moisture
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Bindlish, R. and T. Jackson. 
   Dataset_Title: Aquarius L2 Swath Single Orbit Soil Moisture
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2014-11-20
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Version: 3
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/aq2_sm.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/Aquarius/AQ2_SM.003
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Rajat
   Last_Name: Bindlish
   Email: bindlish@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USDA
      Address: ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Jackson
   Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-8511 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: 104 Bldg. 007
      Address: BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Jackson
   Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-8511 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: 104 Bldg. 007
      Address: BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Backscatter
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ISO_Topic_Category: Environment
Keyword: Aquarius
Keyword: Backscatter
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Radiometers
Keyword: Scatterometer
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Sensor_Name: AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER > Aquarius Radiometer
Sensor_Name: AQUARIUS_SCATTEROMETER > Aquarius Scatterometer
Source_Name: SAC-D > Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2011-08-25
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL LAND
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 01:38:00
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Project: AQUARIUS
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/OBPG
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 970 KB
   Distribution_Format: HDF
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Group: Reference

   Bindlish, Rajat, Thomas Jackson, Michael Cosh, Tianjie Zhao and Peggy O'Neill. 
   2014. Global Soil Moisture from the Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite: Description and 
   Initial Assessment. IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters (in print). 
   doi 10.1109/LGRS.2014.2364151.

   Bindlish, Rajat, and Thomas J. Jackson. 2013. Aquarius Soil Moisture ATBD 
   Users Guide, Version 2.0. Beltsville, Maryland USA: USDA Hydrology and Remote 
   Sensing Lab. (PDF file, 315 KB).

   Bindlish, Rajat, Thomas Jackson, Michael Cosh, Tianjie Zhao and Peggy O'Neill. 
   2013. Global Soil Moisture from the Aquarius Satellite: Description and 
   Initial Assessment. IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters (in review).

   Bindlish, Rajat, Thomas Jackson, Ruijing Sun, Michael Cosh, Simon Yueh, and 
   Steve Dinardo. 2009. Combined Passive and Active Microwave Observations of 
   Soil Moisture During CLASIC. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 6(4). 

   Choudhury, B. J., T. J. Schmugge, A. Chang, and R. W Newton. 1979. Effect of 
   Surface Roughness on the Microwave Emission from Soils, Journal Geophysical 
   Research 84:5699–5706.

   Jackson, Thomas J., et al. 2010. Validation of Advanced Microwave Scanning 
   Radiometer Soil Moisture Products. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote 
   Sensing 48(12).

   Jackson, T. J. 1993. Measuring Surface Soil Moisture Using Passive Microwave 
   Remote Sensing. Hydrological Processes 7:139–152.

   Jackson, T. J., and T. J Schmugge. 1991. Vegetation Effects on the Microwave 
   Emission of Soils, Remote Sensing of Environment 36(3): 203–212.

   Pratt, Frederick S. 2013. Aquarius Level-2 Soil Moisture Data Product. NASA 
   Goddard Space Flight Center Aquarius Project Document AQ-014-PS-0021, Version 
   2.0.

   Piepmeier, Jeffrey, Shannon Brown, Joel Gales, Liang Hong, Gary Lagerloef, 
   David Le Vine, Paolo de Matthaeis, Thomas Meissner, Rajat Bindlish, and Thomas 
   Jackson. 2013. Aquarius Radiometer Post-Launch Calibration for Product Version 
   2.0, Aquarius Project Document: AQ-014-PS-0015. 
   ftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/aquarius/docs/v2/AQ-014-PS-0015_AquariusInstrumentCalibratrionDescriptionDocument.pdf.

   Wang, J. R., and T. J. Schmugge. 1980. An Empirical Model for the Complex 
   Dielectric Permittivity of Soils as a Function of Water Content, IEEE 
   Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 18(4): 288–295.

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Group: Summary

   This data set contains Level-2 global soil moisture estimates derived from the 
   NASA Aquarius passive microwave radiometer on the Satélite de 
   Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D).

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://aquarius.nasa.gov/index.html
   Description: NASA GSFC JPL Aquarius Project Web Site
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/aquarius/index.html
   Description: NSIDC DAAC Aquarius Product Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2014-11-20
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-11-20
DIF_Revision_History: New Version 3 data set.