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SMEX02 ASTER Level 1B Data, Iowa

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0197

Summary

This data set is part of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02). Investigators acquired a series of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) images from the Terra satellite. Three ASTER scenes were combined in a mosaic and the regional study area extracted to form one image. These data represent a single point in time; the satellite overpass time was 17.20 GMT on July 1, 2002. The study area is the Walnut Creek Watershed area in Iowa, USA, covering 41.70 to 42.73°N and 93.16 to 93.84°W. These ASTER Level 1B data include three Visible and Near-infrared (VNIR) bands with 15 m spatial resolution of 15 m, six Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) bands with 30 m spatial resolution, and five Thermal Infrared (TIR) bands with 90 m spatial resolution. The data are L1B data with geometric and radiometric correction. The data are in unsigned integer binary files in terms of scaled radiance, one file for each band. Data are available via FTP.

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: 42.73°     S: 41.7°     E: -93.16°     W: -93.84°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Jackson, T. and M. Cosh.
Dataset Title: SMEX02 ASTER Level 1B Data, Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2003-12-10
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-0197.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-07-01
Stop Date: 2002-07-01

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Shortwave Infrared
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Visible-Near Infrared
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Infrared Imagery
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Infrared Radiance
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Thermal Infrared

Ancillary Keywords

  • NSIDC
  • RADIOMETER
  • Radiometers
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Satellite Radar Data
  • Satellites
  • SMEX

Platform

  • TERRA Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)

Instrument

  • ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
  • INFRARED RADIOMETERS
  • SWIR Short Wavelength Infrared Radiometer
  • VNIR Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer
  • VTIR Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer

Project

  • SMEX02 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002
  • ISMEX Iowa Soil Moisture 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: 251 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

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

Michael Cosh
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-6461 x
Fax: 1 301 504-8931 x
Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
  • Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West

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

Michael Cosh
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-6461 x
Fax: 1 301 504-8931 x
Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
  • Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
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 Soil Moisture Experiment (SMEX)

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ASTER User Handbook

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Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-03

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