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SMEX03 ThetaProbe Soil Moisture Data: Alabama

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

SMEX03 ThetaProbe Soil Moisture Data: Alabama

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: William Crosson
Organization Name: Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Administrative Area: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-07-25

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0306.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: SMEX03 ThetaProbe Soil Moisture Data: Alabama
Date:
Date: 2007
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2007-11-05
Identifier: NSIDC-0306
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Abstract:

This data set includes soil moisture data measured with Delta-T DevicesÂ’ ThetaProbe ML2 sensors for the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03), conducted during June and July 2003 in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee, USA. The output parameters include voltage readings from the probe and volumetric soil moisture calculated from the measured voltage. Data were collected at crop, pasture, and forested sites. Data are provided in either a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file or in three 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.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Crosson, W. and C. Laymon. 2007. SMEX03 ThetaProbe Soil Moisture Data: Alabama. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Status:

Value: complete
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: William Crosson
Organization Name: Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Administrative Area: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Charles Laymon
Organization Name: Alabama A&M University
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Administrative Area: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
CodeList: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode

Update Scope:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: series
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: attribute
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: William Crosson
Organization Name: Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Administrative Area: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alabama
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Tennessee
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Electrical Conductivity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: SMEX03 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Surface Soil Moisture
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -87.08
Eastbound Longitude: -85.78
Southbound Latitude: 34.68
Northbound Latitude: 35.16

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20030622
End Position: 20030702

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: Microsoft Excel
Specification: FTP 390 KB

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 5 - 91 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AVDM/data/soil_moisture/SMEX03/Alabama/ground_soil_moisture/theta_probe/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0306_smex03_thetaprobe_al.gd.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 390
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: DIELECTRIC PROBE
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: FIELD SURVEYS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Metadata Views

ISO Text-Only

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in plain text

ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

FGDC HTML

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