Entry_ID: NSIDC-0178
Entry_Title: CLPX-Ground: ISA Soil Moisture Measurements
Group: 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
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kelly
   Last_Name: Elder
   Email: kelder@fs.fed.us
   Phone: 1 970 498 1233 
   Fax: 1 970  498 1212 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USFS RMRS
      Address: Rocky Mountain Research Station
      Address: USDA Forest Service
      Address: 240 West Prospect Road
      City: Fort Collins
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80526
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kelly
   Last_Name: Elder
   Email: kelder@fs.fed.us
   Phone: 1 970 498 1233 
   Fax: 1 970  498 1212 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USFS RMRS
      Address: Rocky Mountain Research Station
      Address: USDA Forest Service
      Address: 240 West Prospect Road
      City: Fort Collins
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80526
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Don
   Last_Name: Cline
   Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
   Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
   Fax: 1 952  361 6634 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOHRSC
      Address: National Weather Service
      Address: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
      Address: 1735 Lake Drive W.
      City: Chanhassen
      Province_or_State: MN
      Postal_Code: 55317
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Don
   Last_Name: Cline
   Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
   Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
   Fax: 1 952  361 6634 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOHRSC
      Address: National Weather Service
      Address: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
      Address: 1735 Lake Drive W.
      City: Chanhassen
      Province_or_State: MN
      Postal_Code: 55317
   End_Group
End_Group
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
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Properties
Keyword: Soil Water
Keyword: Soil Water Content
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2001-09-01
   Stop_Date: 2003-04-30
End_Group
Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 40.375
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40.6
   Westernmost_Longitude: -106.8
   Easternmost_Longitude: -106.2
End_Group
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 40.625
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40.8
   Westernmost_Longitude: -106.4
   Easternmost_Longitude: -106.15
End_Group
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 39.8
   Northernmost_Latitude: 40
   Westernmost_Longitude: -106
   Easternmost_Longitude: -105.7
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: COLORADO
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
End_Group
Project: CLPX > Cold Land Processes Field Experiment
Data_Set_Language: English
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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 16 - 129 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 600 - 700 KB
   Distribution_Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)
End_Group
Group: 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.

End_Group
Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/clpx
   Description: CLPX Site
End_Group
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2005-02-16
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-06-28
DIF_Revision_History:  updated version and citation