Entry_ID: NSIDC-0294
Entry_Title: SMEX03 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN): Georgia
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Bosch, D. and G. Schaefer. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX03 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN): Georgia
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2006-07-25
   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-0294.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
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Garry
   Last_Name: Schaefer
   Phone: 1 503 414-3068 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Department of Agriculture, NRCS
      Address: Water Supply Forecasting Center
      Address: 101 SW Main, Suite 1600
      City: Portland
      Province_or_State: OR
      Postal_Code: 97204
      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: Electrical Conductivity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Electrical Conductivity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Salinity/Soil Sodicity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Salinity/Soil Sodicity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Incoming Solar Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Incoming Solar Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Solar Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Solar Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Humidity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Humidity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Land Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Land Surface Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Land Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Land Surface Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Electrical Conductivity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Electrical Conductivity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   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 Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Salinity/Soil Sodicity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Salinity/Soil Sodicity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
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: Air Temperature
Keyword: Air Temperatures
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Conductivity
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: Daily Air Temperatures
Keyword: Electrical Conductivity
Keyword: Ground Temperature
Keyword: Humidity
Keyword: Hydrology
Keyword: Land Surface Temperature
Keyword: Near-surface Air Temperatures
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: Precipitation Accumulation
Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Keyword: Precipitation Total
Keyword: Radiation
Keyword: Relative Humidity
Keyword: Salinity
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Soil Temperatures
Keyword: Solar Radiation
Keyword: Surface Temperature
Keyword: Surface Temperatures
Keyword: Temperature
Keyword: Temperature Profiles
Keyword: Total Precipitation
Sensor_Name: ANEMOMETERS
Sensor_Name: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Sensor_Name: PYRANOMETERS
Sensor_Name: RAIN GAUGES
Sensor_Name: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Sensor_Name: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Sensor_Name: THERMISTORS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-06-01
   Stop_Date: 2003-07-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 31.51
   Northernmost_Latitude: 31.51
   Westernmost_Longitude: -83.56
   Easternmost_Longitude: -83.56
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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: 01:00:00
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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
      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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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 268 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

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

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Group: Summary

   This data set contains measurements taken during the Soil Moisture Experiment 
   2003 (SMEX03) from 1 June 2003 to 31 July 2003 from sensors at the Soil 
   Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) station located in Little River, GA, USA. 
   Parameters measured include precipitation, air temperature, solar radiation, 
   wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, soil moisture, soil 
   temperature, and soil salinity. Data are provided as tab-delimited 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 RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Product Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2006-07-25
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-07
Group: DIF_Revision_History

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

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