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SMEX02 Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Data, Iowa

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

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Value: UTF8
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Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
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Hierarchy Level Name:

SMEX02 Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Data, Iowa

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

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-04-24

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0206.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: SMEX02 Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Data, Iowa
Date:
Date: 2004
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2004-07-05
Identifier: NSIDC-0206
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
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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Abstract:

This data set contains radar backscatter measurments taken over the Soil Moisture Experiments 2002 (SMEX02) Walnut Creek Watershed area in Iowa, USA. The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) instrument in POLSAR mode was mounted on a DC-8 aircraft that flew on five days in the study period: 1, 5, 7, 8, and 9 July 2002. On each of these days, three distinctive flight lines were flown and six different scenes were collected. Two flight lines were east-west in orientation and were concentrated around the Walnut Creek (WC) watershed. The other line was north-south oriented, and covered both the WC watershed and the regional study area. 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.

Jackson, T. 2004. SMEX02 Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Data, Iowa. [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

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Rogier Van der Velde
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: ARS Soil Tilth Laboratory
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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 x

Contact Address:

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

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

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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

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Iowa
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Backscatter
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Imagery
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: SMEX02 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: Airborne Radar Sounding
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

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Topic Category:

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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -93.913
Eastbound Longitude: -93.017
Southbound Latitude: 41.308
Northbound Latitude: 42.389

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20020701
End Position: 20020709

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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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 1-164750 KB

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 1-164750 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AVDM/data/soil_moisture/SMEX02/aircraft_remote_sensing/AIRSAR/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0206_smex_airsar/pdf/index.pdf
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
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Density: 1
Density Units: KB
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: AIRSAR > Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AIRCRAFT
Description: satellite
Instrument: AIRSAR > Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar

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