Entry_ID: NSIDC-0288
Entry_Title: SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Georgia
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: David
   Last_Name: Bosch
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
      Address: Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory
      City: Tifton
      Province_or_State: GA
      Postal_Code: 31794
      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
   End_Group
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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
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Venkat
   Last_Name: Lakshmi
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of South Carolina
      City: Columbia
      Province_or_State: SC
      Postal_Code: 29208
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jennifer
   Last_Name: Jacobs
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of New Hampshire
      City: Durham
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03824
      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
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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
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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: 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 Bulk Density
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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: gravimetric soil moisture (GSM)
Keyword: Hydrology
Keyword: Near-surface Air Temperatures
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Bulk Density
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Soil Temperatures
Keyword: USDA soil descriptions
Sensor_Name: DIELECTRIC PROBE
Sensor_Name: PROBES
Sensor_Name: SOIL HEAT PROBE
Sensor_Name: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Sensor_Name: SOIL SAMPLER
Sensor_Name: TEMPERATURE PROBES
Source_Name: FIELD SURVEYS
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-06-23
   Stop_Date: 2003-07-02
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 31.2
   Northernmost_Latitude: 31.82
   Westernmost_Longitude: -83.94
   Easternmost_Longitude: -83.43
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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: GEORGIA
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 day
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Project: SMEX03 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003
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
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   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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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 247 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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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/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E Validation
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2006-04-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-07
Group: DIF_Revision_History

   Removed Product Web site link and replaced it with a link to documentation and 
   an FTP link. 

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