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SMEX03 Vegetation Data: Georgia

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0298

Summary

This data set includes data collected over the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03) area of Georgia, USA between 16 June and 21 July 2003. The parameters measured were Leaf Area Index (LAI), Multispectral Radiometer (MSR) reflectance, plant height, plant density, areal wet biomass, areal dry biomass, and areal water content. Sampling was performed on fields typical of the South-Georgia Agricultural area. Sampling was concentrated in the Upper Suwannee Watershed, with a greater concentration of sites within the Little River Experimental Watershed. Data are provided in ASCII text files, 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., L. Marshall, D. Rowland, and J. Jacobs.
Dataset Title: SMEX03 Vegetation Data: Georgia
Dataset Release Date: 2008-06-30
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-0298.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-06-16
Stop Date: 2003-07-21

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GEORGIA

Science Keywords

  • Agriculture Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Reflectance
  • Biosphere Vegetation Biomass
  • Biosphere Vegetation Plant Characteristics
  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Cover
  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Index
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Biomass
  • Leaf Area Index
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Plant Biomass
  • SMEX
  • Soil Moisture
  • Soils Data
  • Soil Water
  • Soil Water Content
  • Surface Soil Moisture
  • Vegetation
  • Vegetation Cover
  • Vegetation Water Content

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Environment

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • LICOR PLANT CANOPY ANALYZER
  • RADIOMETERS

Project

  • SMEX03 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC_DAAC

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: 176 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

Laura Marshall
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

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

Diane Rowland
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
  • National Peanut Research Lab

James Jacobs
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
  • Montana State University

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 RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E Product Web Site

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E Validation Product Web Site

Reference

SMEX03: Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003. 23 October 2006. http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex03/ 5 June 2008.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2008-06-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-07

Metadata Views

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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