Entry_ID: NSIDC-0327
Entry_Title: SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Georgia
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Cosh, M. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Georgia
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2007-11-27
   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-0327.html
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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
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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: 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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Infrared Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Infrared Imagery
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Visible Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Visible Imagery
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Landsat-5
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Reflected Spectral Radiance
Keyword: Satellite Imagery
Keyword: SMEX
Sensor_Name: TM > Thematic Mapper
Source_Name: LANDSAT-5
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-07-20
   Stop_Date: 2003-07-20
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 30.9
   Northernmost_Latitude: 31.96
   Westernmost_Longitude: -83.97
   Easternmost_Longitude: -83.36
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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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   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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 18.2 MB
   Distribution_Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
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Group: Reference

   U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Landsat Missions. 1 May 2008. 
   http://landsat.usgs.gov/ 1 May 2008.

   Sheffner, Ed. Landsat Program. 5 October 1991. 
   http://geo.arc.nasa.gov/sge/landsat/landsat.html 31 October 2007.

   SMEX03: Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003. 23 October 2006. 
   http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex03/ 29 October 2007.

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Group: Summary

   This data set provides imagery developed from Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) 
   data for use in studying land cover features during the Soil Moisture 
   Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). One false color image is provided for the regional 
   study areas northwest of Tifton, Georgia, USA for 20 July 2003. The image is 
   the result of combining bands 2, 3, and 4 as blue, green, and red to generate 
   false color composites. Data are provided in GeoTIFF formatted 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/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/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation 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/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: 2007-11-27
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-08
DIF_Revision_History: Corrected SMEX Product Web Site URL