Entry_ID: NSIDC-0238
Entry_Title: SMEX02 CODIAC Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Data, Iowa
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Jackson, T. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX02 CODIAC Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Data, Iowa
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2004-07-15
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: UCAR: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0238.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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Steven
   Last_Name: Williams
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: JOSS/UCAR
      Address: P.O. BOX 3000
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80307
      Country: USA
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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: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Solar Radiation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Humidity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Land Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Land Surface Temperature
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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: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Hydrology
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Soil Temperatures
Keyword: Solar Radiation
Keyword: Surface Soil Moisture
Keyword: Surface Winds
Keyword: Wind Speed
Keyword: Wind Velocity
Sensor_Name: AERS > Atmospheric/Emitted Radiation Sensor
Sensor_Name: BAROMETERS
Sensor_Name: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Sensor_Name: PAR SENSORS > Phytosynthetically Active Radiation Sensors
Sensor_Name: SOIL HEAT PROBE
Sensor_Name: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Sensor_Name: SOIL SAMPLER
Sensor_Name: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Sensor_Name: WET/DRY PRECIPITATION SAMPLERS
Sensor_Name: WIND PROFILERS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-06-01
   Stop_Date: 2002-07-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 34.5
   Northernmost_Latitude: 44
   Westernmost_Longitude: -99
   Easternmost_Longitude: -90
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: IOWA
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Project: SMEX02 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Summary

   CODIAC is the data management system used by the Joint Office for Science 
   Support (JOSS) of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration 
   (NOAA). This data set contains hourly surface meteorological and soils data 
   from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources 
   Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS) Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN).  This 
   data set includes data from the SCAN stations in the Soil Moisture Experiment 
   2002 (SMEX02) region of Iowa, USA for the period from 1 June to  31 July 2002.  

   The stations house various sensors, including: global precipitation sensor, 
   thermistor, thin film capacitance-type sensor, anemometer, pyranometer, 
   pressure sensor, and a frequency-shift dielectric measuring device. Units of 
   measurement vary, depending on the type of sensor. The data are in columnar 
   ASCII format 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
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://www.joss.ucar.edu/
   Description: Joint Office for Science Support (JOSS) Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-07-15
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-08-29
Group: DIF_Revision_History

   Fixed spatial coverage.  The east longitude was set at 90, but I changed it to 
   -90, and the south coordinate was -34.5 and I changed it to positive 34.5 S.

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