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SMEX02 AMSR-E Level 3 Daily Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Iowa

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0196

Summary

This data set contains Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) level 3 daily gridded brightness temperatures, spatially subsetted to the state of Iowa, USA. The study period covers 1 June 2002 through 31 August 2002. The level 3 data were derived from AMSR-E level 2A source data. Each daily file contains data from the 6.9, 10.7, 18.7, 36.5, and 89 GHz channels. Data are provided in 83 binary files, and are available via FTP from NSIDC. This work was done as part of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02).

These data were collected as part of a validation study for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). AMSR-E is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 04 May 2002. AMSR-E validation studies linked to SMEX are designed to evaluate the accuracy of AMSR-E soil moisture data. Specific validation objectives include assessing and refining soil moisture algorithm performance; verifying soil moisture estimation accuracy; investigating the effects of vegetation, surface temperature, topography, and soil texture on soil moisture accuracy; and determining the regions that are useful for AMSR-E soil moisture measurements.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 45°     S: 39°     E: -89°     W: -98°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Njoku, E. G.
Dataset Title: SMEX02 AMSR-E Level 3 Daily Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2004-04-09
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-0196.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-06-01
Stop Date: 2002-08-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • EASE-Grid
  • Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid
  • Gridded
  • Gridded Data
  • Passive Microwave
  • Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
  • Passive Microwave Data
  • SMEX

Platform

  • AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA
  • SATELLITES

Instrument

  • AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

Project

  • SMEX02 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002

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: 3.2 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 3.2 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Eni G. Njoku
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 818 354-3693
Email: njoku@lor.jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • M/S 300-233
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • California Institute of Technology
  • 4800 Oak Grove Drive

City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA

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
AMSR-E Validation Portal

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Portal

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-19

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