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SMEX02 European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS-2) AMI Data, Iowa

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0198

Summary

This data set consists of browse images acquired by the C-band Active Microwave Instrument (AMI) onboard the European Remote Sensing Satellite 2 (ERS-2) and provides only a general quality assessment of the ERS-2 AMI data. The Precision Images (PRIs) were used as a part of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02) and are available to research groups from the European Space Agency (ESA). The data were obtained over the SMEX02 study area in Iowa, USA on 31 May, 5 July, and 13 September 2002. These images are uncalibrated, subsets of the raw ERS-2 AMI PRIs. The images are a function of decibels (dB) and are intended for browsing locations and general features. They cannot be used to derive dB values; researchers interested in dB values must obtain the AMI data.

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: 42.389°     S: 41.308°     E: -93.017°     W: -93.913°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Jackson, T. and R. Van der Velde.
Dataset Title: SMEX02 European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS-2) AMI Data, Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2004-06-30
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-0198.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-05-31
Stop Date: 2002-09-13

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Microwave Imagery

Ancillary Keywords

  • Active Microwave Instrument (AMI)
  • European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS)
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Precision image (PRI)
  • SMEX

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • ERS-2 European Remote Sensing Satellite-2

Instrument

  • AMI Active Microwave Instrument

Project

  • SMEX02 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC_DAAC

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: 13.3 MB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

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

Rogier Van der Velde
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Soil Tilth Laboratory
  • ARS Soil Tilth Laboratory
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture

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

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NSIDC AMSR-E Validation

Reference

Please see the SMEX02 site for more information, and the NSIDC SMEX site (http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/soil_moisture/) to access data.

ERS Active Microwave (http://earth.esa.int/services/pg/ipgami.xml)

AMI Instrument Description (ipgami.xml)

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-03

Metadata Views

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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