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SMEX02 Land Surface Information: Land Use Classification

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0276

Summary

This data set consists of land use classification data collected for the Iowa Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02) study region. The land use classification image provides information about vegetation present in the study area. The classification is derived from Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery and has a resolution of 30 meters. Data were collected on 14 May 2002, 1 July 2002, and 17 July 2002.

Data are provided in a flat binary file, 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: 42.04°     S: 41.7°     E: -93.2°     W: -93.8°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Doraiswamy, P. C. and A. J. Stern.
Dataset Title: SMEX02 Land Surface Information: Land Use Classification
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-30
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-0276.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-05-14
Stop Date: 2002-07-17

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Science Keywords

  • Land Surface Land Use/Land Cover Land Use Classes

Ancillary Keywords

  • Ancillary Data
  • Hydrology
  • Landuse classification
  • SMEX
  • Soil Moisture

Platform

  • LANDSAT-5
  • LANDSAT-7

Instrument

  • ETM+ Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
  • TM Thematic Mapper

Project

  • SMEX02 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002
  • ISMEX Iowa Soil Moisture Experiment

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 6.925 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

Paul C. Doraiswamy
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Country: USA

Alan J. Stern
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
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 at NSIDC

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Site

Reference

Dobson, M. C. and Ulaby, F. T. 1998. Mapping Soil Moisture Distribution with Imaging Radar. In Principles & application of imaging radar, Henderson, F. M. and Lewis, A. J., 407-430, New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-08

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International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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