Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Seasonal Soil Moisture

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Entry ID

AQ3_SNSM

Summary

This data set contains Level-3 gridded seasonal global soil moisture estimates derived from the NASA Aquarius passive microwave radiometer on the Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Bindlish, R. and T. Jackson.
Dataset Title: Aquarius L3 Gridded 1-Degree Seasonal 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/aq3_snsm.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/Aquarius/AQ3_SNSM.003

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2011-08-25

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 1 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 Degree
Temporal Resolution: 3 mons

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL LAND

Science Keywords

  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content

Ancillary Keywords

  • Aquarius
  • NASA
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Radiometers
  • Scatterometer
  • Soil Moisture

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Environment

Platform

  • SAC-D Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas

Instrument

  • AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER Aquarius Radiometer
  • AQUARIUS_SCATTEROMETER Aquarius Scatterometer

Project

  • AQUARIUS

Data Set Progress

in work

Originating Center

NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/OBPG

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 262 KB
Distribution Format: HDF

Personnel

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Rajat Bindlish
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: bindlish@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • USDA
  • ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Thomas Jackson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-8511
Fax: 1 301 504-8931
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology Lab
  • USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
  • 104 Bldg. 007
  • BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Thomas Jackson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-8511
Fax: 1 301 504-8931
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology Lab
  • USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
  • 104 Bldg. 007
  • BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NASA GSFC JPL Aquarius Project Web Site

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
NASA DAAC Aquarius Product Web Site

Reference

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).

Fan, J. and I. Gijbels. 1996. Local Polynomial Modelling and its Applications, Chapman and Hall, 1996.

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

Lilly, Jonathan and Gary Lagerloef. 2008. Aquarius Level 3 Processing Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document. ftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/aquarius/docs/v2/AquariusLevel3_GriddingSmoothingPaper_Lilly&Lagerloef2008.pdf

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.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2014-11-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-11-20

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