Entry_ID: NSIDC-0320
Entry_Title: SMEX03 Little Washita Micronet Soil Moisture Data: Oklahoma
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Jackson, T., M. Cosh, P. Starks, and G. Heathman. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX03 Little Washita Micronet Soil Moisture Data: Oklahoma
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2007-10-19
   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-0320.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Jackson
   Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-8511 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: 104 Bldg. 007
      Address: BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Jackson
   Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-8511 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: 104 Bldg. 007
      Address: BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Michael
   Last_Name: Cosh
   Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-6461 x
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
      Address: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
      Address: Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Michael
   Last_Name: Cosh
   Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-6461 x
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
      Address: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
      Address: Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Patrick
   Last_Name: Starks
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
      Address: Grazinglands Research Lab
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Gary
   Last_Name: Heathman
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
      Address: Grazinglands Research Lab
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      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 Moisture/Water Content
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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: 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: 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 Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Conductivity
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: Land Surface Temperature
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: soil salinity
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Sensor_Name: DIELECTRIC PROBE
Sensor_Name: INFRARED THERMOMETERS
Sensor_Name: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Sensor_Name: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-06-01
   Stop_Date: 2003-08-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 34.8
   Northernmost_Latitude: 35.1
   Westernmost_Longitude: -98.2
   Easternmost_Longitude: -97.9
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: OKLAHOMA
End_Group
Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 00:30:00
End_Group
Project: SMEX03 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003
Group: Quality

   This data has been quality controlled and suspect or missing data have been 
   removed. Consequently, the data are not continuous.

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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
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 7 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
End_Group
Group: Reference

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

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Group: Summary

   This data set contains volumetric soil moisture, soil temperature, soil 
   conductivity, soil salinity, and surface temperature data collected during the 
   Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). The data were collected from 1 June 
   2003 to 31 August 2003 using in situ soil moisture sensors and radiometric 
   surface temperature sensors in the Little Washita Creek Watershed in 
   southwestern Oklahoma, USA. Data are provided in ASCII text files and are 
   available via FTP. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth 
   Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua 
   Satellite on 4 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.

   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
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: 2007-10-19
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-08
DIF_Revision_History: Corrected SMEX Product Web Site URL