SMEX02 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data

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eng; usa

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SMEX02 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-09-18

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0205.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: SMEX02 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data
Date:
Date: 2002
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2002-06-28
Identifier: NSIDC-0205
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Value: custodian
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Abstract:

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.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Bindlish, R. and T. Jackson. 2002. SMEX02 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thomas Jackson
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 504-8511

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thomas Jackson
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 504-8511

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Rajat Bindlish
Organization Name: USDA
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
Email: bindlish@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Albin J. Gasiewski
Organization Name: NOAA
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80305
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Marian Klein
Organization Name: University of Colorado at Boulder - NOAA
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Eni G. Njoku
Organization Name: California Institute of Technology
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 818 354-3693

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: M/S 300-233
City: Pasadena
Administrative Area: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA
Email: njoku@lor.jpl.nasa.gov

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keyword: SMEX02 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002
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Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Keywords

Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Keyword: NOAA
Keyword: PSR
Keyword: RADIOMETER
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
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eng; usa

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Westbound Longitude: -93.841
Eastbound Longitude: -93.161
Southbound Latitude: 41.694
Northbound Latitude: 42.732

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Begin Position: 20020625
End Position: 20020712

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 195.15 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AVDM/data/soil_moisture/SMEX02/aircraft_remote_sensing/PSR
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0205_smex_psr.gd.html
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Density: 195.15
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: PSR > Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AIRCRAFT
Description: satellite
Instrument: PSR > Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer

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