Entry_ID: NSIDC-0287
Entry_Title: SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Alabama
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Archer, F. and C. Laymon. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Alabama
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2006-04-03
   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-0287.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Frank
   Last_Name: Archer
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Alabama A&M University
      Address: Global Hydrology and Climate Center
      City: Huntsville
      Province_or_State: Alabama
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Charles
   Last_Name: Laymon
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Alabama A&M University
      Address: Universities Space Research Association/National Space Science and Tech. Center
      Address: 320 Sparkman Dr.
      City: Huntsville
      Province_or_State: AL
      Postal_Code: 35805
      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: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Bulk Density
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Bulk Density
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: gravimetric soil moisture (GSM)
Keyword: Hydrology
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Bulk Density
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Sensor_Name: SOIL SAMPLER
Source_Name: FIELD SURVEYS
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-06-22
   Stop_Date: 2003-07-02
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 34.71
   Northernmost_Latitude: 35.14
   Westernmost_Longitude: -87.05
   Easternmost_Longitude: -85.82
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: ALABAMA
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Project: SMEX03 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003
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: 65 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   Please visit the SMEX03 Web site at http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex03/ for 
   more information, and see the NSIDC SMEX Web site at 
   http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/soil_moisture/ to access data.

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Group: Summary

   This data set comprises gravimetric soil moisture and soil bulk density data 
   collected during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03), which was 
   conducted during June and July of 2003 in northern Alabama and southern 
   Tennessee, USA. Data were collected at crop, pasture, and forested sites at 
   depths of 0-3 and 3-6 cm. Data are provided in ASCII text 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/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E Validation
End_Group
Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/soil_moisture/
   Description: SMEX Web site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2006-04-03
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-07
DIF_Revision_History:  Removed Product Web site link and replaced it with a FTP and doc link.