SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Georgia

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0288

Summary

The parameters for this data set include gravimetric soil moisture, volumetric soil moisture, bulk density, and surface and soil temperature for the Georgia study region. This data set is part of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). The United States portion of SMEX03 was conducted during June and July, 2003. Data are provided in a tab-delimited ASCII text 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: 31.82°     S: 31.2°     E: -83.43°     W: -83.94°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Bosch, D., T. Jackson, V. Lakshmi, and J. Jacobs.
Dataset Title: SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Georgia
Dataset Release Date: 2006-04-01
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-0288.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-06-23
Stop Date: 2003-07-02

Data Resolution

Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GEORGIA

Science Keywords

  • Agriculture Soils Soil Bulk Density
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Land Temperature Land Surface Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Bulk Density
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • gravimetric soil moisture (GSM)
  • Hydrology
  • Near-surface Air Temperatures
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • SMEX
  • Soil Bulk Density
  • Soil Moisture
  • Soil Temperature
  • Soil Temperatures
  • USDA soil descriptions

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • DIELECTRIC PROBE
  • PROBES
  • SOIL HEAT PROBE
  • SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
  • SOIL SAMPLER
  • TEMPERATURE PROBES

Project

  • SMEX03 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003

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: 247 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

David Bosch
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
  • Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory

City: Tifton
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 31794
Country: USA

Thomas Jackson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-8511
Fax: 1 301 504-8931
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology Lab
  • USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
  • 104 Bldg. 007
  • BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Thomas Jackson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-8511
Fax: 1 301 504-8931
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology Lab
  • USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
  • 104 Bldg. 007
  • BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Venkat Lakshmi
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of South Carolina

City: Columbia
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Country: USA

Jennifer Jacobs
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of New Hampshire

City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
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 Validation

Reference

Please see the SMEX03 Web site (http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=8994) for more information, and the NSIDC SMEX Web site (http://nsidc.org//data/amsr_validation/soil_moisture/) to access data.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2006-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-07

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