Entry_ID: NSIDC-0276
Entry_Title: SMEX02 Land Surface Information: Land Use Classification
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Paul
   Middle_Name: C.
   Last_Name: Doraiswamy
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
      Address: US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Alan
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Stern
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
      Address: US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Land Use/Land Cover
   Variable_Level_1: Land Use Classes
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Keyword: Ancillary Data
Keyword: Hydrology
Keyword: Landuse classification
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Sensor_Name: ETM+ > Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
Sensor_Name: TM > Thematic Mapper
Source_Name: LANDSAT-5
Source_Name: LANDSAT-7
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-05-14
   Stop_Date: 2002-07-17
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 41.7
   Northernmost_Latitude: 42.04
   Westernmost_Longitude: -93.8
   Easternmost_Longitude: -93.2
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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
Project: ISMEX > Iowa Soil Moisture Experiment
Data_Set_Language: English
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
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 6.925 MB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr/
   Description: AMSR-E at NSIDC
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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 Data
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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 Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-01-30
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-08
DIF_Revision_History:  updated version and citation