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SMEX02 Rain Gauge Network, Walnut Creek, Iowa

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0236

Summary

This data set includes hourly precipitation data taken at 20 rain gauge locations as part of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02). This study was conducted during June and July 2002 in the Walnut Creek watershed in south-central Iowa, USA. Data were recorded every hour from 1 June through 19 August 2002 and 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: 41.99°     S: 41.94°     E: -93.4°     W: -93.8°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Prueger, J.
Dataset Title: SMEX02 Rain Gauge Network, Walnut Creek, Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2004-06-10
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-0236.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-06-01
Stop Date: 2002-08-19

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Precipitable Water
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Rate

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Hydrology
  • Precipitable Water
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation Accumulation
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Rain
  • Rain Accumulation
  • Rain Amount
  • Rain Gauge
  • SMEX
  • Soil Moisture
  • USDA soil descriptions

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

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: 1.7 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

John Prueger
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • USDA
  • ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory
  • ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory
  • USDA
  • 2150 PAMMEL DR

City: Ames
Province or State: IA
Postal Code: 50011-3120
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
USDA SMEX02 site

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-03

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