Entry_ID: AQ3_ANSM
Entry_Title: Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Annual Soil Moisture
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Bindlish, R. and T. Jackson. 
   Dataset_Title: Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Annual Soil Moisture
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2013-12-03
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Version: 2
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/aq3_ansm.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/Aquarius/AQ3_ANSM.002
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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
   End_Group
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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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ISO_Topic_Category: Environment
Keyword: Aquarius
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Radiometers
Keyword: Scatterometer
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Sensor_Name: Aquarius  > Aquarius 
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
   Latitude_Resolution: 1 Degree
   Longitude_Resolution: 1 Degree
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 year
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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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   End_Group
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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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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 688 KB
   Distribution_Format: HDF
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Group: Reference

   Refer to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Jet Propulsion Lab Aquarius Home 
   Page for in-depth information on the science mission and goal of the Aquarius 
   project: http://aquarius.nasa.gov/index.html

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Group: Summary

   This data set contains Level-3 gridded annual 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
   End_Group
   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
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/aquarius/index.html
   Description: Aquarius Soil Moisture Product Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2013-12-03
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-06-03
DIF_Revision_History: Corrected description of previous change to: Changed "Level-3" in title to "L3".