Entry_ID: NSIDC-0205
Entry_Title: SMEX02 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Bindlish, R. and T. Jackson. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX02 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2002-06-28
   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-0205.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Jackson
   Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-8511 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: 104 Bldg. 007
      Address: BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Jackson
   Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-8511 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: 104 Bldg. 007
      Address: BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Rajat
   Last_Name: Bindlish
   Email: bindlish@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USDA
      Address: ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Albin
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Gasiewski
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOAA
      Address: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: 325 Broadway R/ETL
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Marian
   Last_Name: Klein
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado at Boulder  - NOAA
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305-3328
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Eni
   Middle_Name: G.
   Last_Name: Njoku
   Email: njoku@lor.jpl.nasa.gov
   Phone: 1 818 354-3693 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: California Institute of Technology
      Address: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      Address: M/S 300-233
      Address: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      Address: California Institute of Technology
      Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive
      City: Pasadena
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 91109-8099
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Keyword: NOAA
Keyword: PSR
Keyword: RADIOMETER
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Sensor_Name: PSR > Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-06-25
   Stop_Date: 2002-07-12
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 41.694
   Northernmost_Latitude: 42.732
   Westernmost_Longitude: -93.841
   Easternmost_Longitude: -93.161
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Project: SMEX02 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC_DAAC
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
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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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 195.15 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Summary

   The Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) is an airborne microwave imaging 
   radiometer developed and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
   Administration (NOAA)  Environmental Technology Laboratory. This data set 
   includes brightness temperature (Tb) and soil moisture data. Measurements were 
   taken 25 June through 12 July 2002 in the regional and Walnut Creek Watershed 
   areas in Iowa, USA during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02). The 
   PSR/CX band radiometer is similar to the low-frequency channel of the Advanced 
   Microwave Scanning Radiometers (AMSR) on the NASA Aqua and Japanese ADEOS-II 
   satellites. The radiometer operates at V (vertical) and H (horizontal) 
   polarizations. Data are available from NSIDC 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/soil_moisture/
   Description: NSIDC DAAC AMSR-E Validation Data: Soil Moisture Data Web site
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex02/smex02.htm
   Description: Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002 Web site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2002-06-28
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-17
DIF_Revision_History:  added Thomas Jackson as creator