Entry_ID: NSIDC-0236
Entry_Title: SMEX02 Rain Gauge Network, Walnut Creek, Iowa
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: John
   Last_Name: Prueger
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USDA
      Address: ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory
      Address: ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory
      Address: USDA
      Address: 2150 PAMMEL DR
      City: Ames
      Province_or_State: IA
      Postal_Code: 50011-3120
      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
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitable Water
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Rate
End_Group
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Hydrology
Keyword: Precipitable Water
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: Precipitation Accumulation
Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Keyword: Rain
Keyword: Rain Accumulation
Keyword: Rain Amount
Keyword: Rain Gauge
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: USDA soil descriptions
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-06-01
   Stop_Date: 2002-08-19
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 41.94
   Northernmost_Latitude: 41.99
   Westernmost_Longitude: -93.8
   Easternmost_Longitude: -93.4
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 1.7 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation
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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: USDA SMEX02 site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-06-10
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-03
DIF_Revision_History:  updated version and citation