CLPX-Ground: ISA Soil Moisture Measurements

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0178

Summary

This data set consists of in-situ point measurements of soil moisture within three 25-km by 25-km Meso-cell Study Areas (MSAs) in northern Colorado (Fraser, North Park , and Rabbit Ears). Measurements were made between September 2001 and April 2003. Spatial and temporal variations in soil moisture described by these data may be used to support remotely sensed airborne (e.g., Gamma flights) and satellite (e.g., AMSR-E) surveys of soil moisture at increasing spatial scales. Gravimetric measurements, as well as some volumetric measurements, of soil moisture were made at each measurement site.

The NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) is a multi-sensor, multi-scale experiment that focuses on extending a local-scale understanding of water fluxes, storage, and transformations to regional and global scales. Within a framework of nested study areas in the central Rocky Mountains of the western United States, ranging from 1-ha to 160,000 km2, intensive ground, airborne, and spaceborne observations are collected. Data collection focuses on two seasons: mid-winter, when conditions are generally frozen and dry, and early spring, a transitional period when both frozen and thawed, dry and wet conditions are widespread.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 40.6°     S: 40.375°     E: -106.2°     W: -106.8°    
N: 40.8°     S: 40.625°     E: -106.15°     W: -106.4°    
N: 40°     S: 39.8°     E: -105.7°     W: -106°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Cline, D. and K. Elder.
Dataset Title: CLPX-Ground: ISA Soil Moisture Measurements
Dataset Release Date: 2005-02-16
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0178.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2001-09-01
Stop Date: 2003-04-30

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA COLORADO
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

Science Keywords

  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content

Ancillary Keywords

  • Soil Moisture
  • Soil Properties
  • Soil Water
  • Soil Water Content

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS

Project

  • CLPX Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 16 - 129 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 600 - 700 KB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Personnel

Kelly Elder
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 970 498 1233
Fax: 1 970 498 1212
Email: kelder@fs.fed.us
Contact Address:

  • USFS RMRS
  • Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • USDA Forest Service
  • 240 West Prospect Road

City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80526

Kelly Elder
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 970 498 1233
Fax: 1 970 498 1212
Email: kelder@fs.fed.us
Contact Address:

  • USFS RMRS
  • Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • USDA Forest Service
  • 240 West Prospect Road

City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80526

Don Cline
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
Fax: 1 952 361 6634
Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
Contact Address:

  • NOHRSC
  • National Weather Service
  • National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
  • 1735 Lake Drive W.

City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317

Don Cline
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
Fax: 1 952 361 6634
Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
Contact Address:

  • NOHRSC
  • National Weather Service
  • National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
  • 1735 Lake Drive W.

City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
CLPX Site

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2005-02-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-28

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