Entry_ID: NSIDC-0298
Entry_Title: SMEX03 Vegetation Data: Georgia
Group: 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
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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: Laura
   Last_Name: Marshall
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
      Address: Southeast Watershed Research
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Diane
   Last_Name: Rowland
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
      Address: National Peanut Research Lab
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: James
   Last_Name: Jacobs
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
      Address: Montana State University
   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 Moisture/Water Content
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Reflectance
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Biomass
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Plant Characteristics
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Vegetation Cover
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Vegetation Index
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
ISO_Topic_Category: Environment
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Biomass
Keyword: Leaf Area Index
Keyword: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Plant Biomass
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soils Data
Keyword: Soil Water
Keyword: Soil Water Content
Keyword: Surface Soil Moisture
Keyword: Vegetation
Keyword: Vegetation Cover
Keyword: Vegetation Water Content
Sensor_Name: LICOR PLANT CANOPY ANALYZER
Sensor_Name: RADIOMETERS
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-06-16
   Stop_Date: 2003-07-21
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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
   Location_Subregion2: GEORGIA
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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
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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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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 176 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

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

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsre/
   Description: AMSR-E Product Web Site
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Product Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2008-06-30
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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