Entry_ID: NSIDC-0328
Entry_Title: SMEX03 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data, Alabama
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Jackson, T., R. Bindlish, A. J. Gasiewski, M. Klein, and B. Stankov. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX03 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data, Alabama
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2007-12-05
   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-0328.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
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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: Rajat
   Last_Name: Bindlish
   Email: bindlish@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USDA
      Address: ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Albin
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Gasiewski
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOAA
      Address: Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: 325 Broadway R/ETL
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Marian
   Last_Name: Klein
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado at Boulder  - NOAA
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305-3328
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Boba
   Last_Name: Stankov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory
      Address: Microwave Systems Development Division
      Address: 325 Broadway
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
      Country: USA
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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: Microwave
   Variable_Level_1: Brightness Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: PSR
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Sensor_Name: PSR > Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-06-25
   Stop_Date: 2003-07-17
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 34.66
   Northernmost_Latitude: 35.19
   Westernmost_Longitude: -87.09
   Easternmost_Longitude: -85.77
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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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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 800 m
   Longitude_Resolution: 800 m
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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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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 530 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   Jackson, T. J., R. Bindlish, A. J. Gasiewski, B. Stankov, M. Klein, E. G. 
   Njoku, D. Bosch, T. L. Coleman, C. Laymon, and P. Starks. 2005. Polarimetric 
   Scanning Radiometer C and X-band microwave observations during SMEX03. IEEE 
   Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing 43:2418-2430.

   Please see the USDA SMEX03 Web site (http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex03/) for 
   in depth information on the science mission and goal of the SMEX project.

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Group: Summary

   The Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) is an airborne microwave imaging 
   radiometer developed and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
   Administration (NOAA) Environmental Technology Laboratory. This data set 
   includes brightness temperature data for the C-band and X-band. Measurements 
   were taken 25 June through 17 July 2003 in regional areas of Alabama, Georgia, 
   and Oklahoma, USA and the Little Washita Watershed of Oklahoma, USA during the 
   Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). The PSR/CX band radiometer is similar 
   to the low-frequency channels of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometers 
   (AMSR-E) on the NASA Aqua satellite. The radiometer operates at vertical (V) 
   and horizontal (H) polarizations. Data are provided in ASCII text files and 
   available from 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
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsre/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data at NSIDC Web site
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data Project Web site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2007-12-05
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-11-14
DIF_Revision_History: Fixed see also links.