Entry_ID: NSIDC-0319
Entry_Title: SMEX03 Surface and Soil Temperature Measurements: Alabama
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Crosson, W. and C. Laymon. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX03 Surface and Soil Temperature Measurements: Alabama
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2007-10-15
   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-0319.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: William
   Last_Name: Crosson
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
      Address: Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
      Address: 320 Sparkman Dr.
      City: Huntsville
      Province_or_State: AL
      Postal_Code: 35805
      Country: USA
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Charles
   Last_Name: Laymon
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Alabama A&M University
      Address: Universities Space Research Association/National Space Science and Tech. Center
      Address: 320 Sparkman Dr.
      City: Huntsville
      Province_or_State: AL
      Postal_Code: 35805
      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: Soil Temperature
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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: Soil Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: Land Surface Temperature
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Sensor_Name: INFRARED THERMOMETERS
Sensor_Name: THERMOMETERS
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-06-21
   Stop_Date: 2003-07-02
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 34.68
   Northernmost_Latitude: 35.16
   Westernmost_Longitude: -87.07
   Easternmost_Longitude: -85.78
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: ALABAMA
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 111 KB
   Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 35 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   Please see the SMEX03 Web site (http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex03/) for more 
   information, and the NSIDC SMEX Web site 
   (/data/amsr_validation/soil_moisture/) to access related data sets.

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Group: Summary

   This data set contains land surface temperature and soil temperature data at 
   depths of 1 cm, 5 cm, and 10 cm collected during the Soil Moisture Experiment 
   2003 (SMEX03). The data were collected from 21 June 2003 to 2 July 2003 in 
   northern Alabama and southern Tennessee, USA at crop, pasture, and forested 
   sites. Data are provided in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and an 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 RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsre/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data at NSIDC
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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 Data
End_Group
Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/soil_moisture/index.html
   Description: SMEX Product Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2007-10-15
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-08
DIF_Revision_History: Corrected SMEX Product Web Site URL