Entry_ID: NSIDC-0329
Entry_Title: SMEX03 Little River Micronet Soil Moisture Data: Georgia
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Bosch, D. and M. Cosh. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX03 Little River Micronet Soil Moisture Data: Georgia
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2008-04-21
   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-0329.html
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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: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: David
   Last_Name: Bosch
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
      Address: Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory
      City: Tifton
      Province_or_State: GA
      Postal_Code: 31794
      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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Electrical Conductivity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Salinity/Soil Sodicity
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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: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: soil salinity
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Soil Water Content
Sensor_Name: RAIN GAUGES
Sensor_Name: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2003-05-01
   Stop_Date: 2003-08-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 31.4
   Northernmost_Latitude: 31.8
   Westernmost_Longitude: -83.75
   Easternmost_Longitude: -83.4
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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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Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 00:30:00
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Project: SMEX03 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003
Group: Quality

   These data have been quality controlled and suspect or missing data have been 
   removed. Consequently, the data are not continuous. Quality control and 
   quality assurance have been limited, but investigations have led to some 
   improvements. Several sensors have been eliminated from this averaging due to 
   poor or suspicious performance. Arithmetic averages and averages based on 
   nearest neighbor weighting are based on the same set of sensors. Standard 
   deviations are also calculated for reference. Table 5 in the guide document 
   for this data set lists regions where measurements are either poor or outside 
   the LRW Micronet.

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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
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 11.8 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   Refer to 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

   Parameters for this data set include precipitation, soil temperature, 
   volumetric soil moisture, soil conductivity, and soil salinity measured in the 
   Little River Watershed (LRW) Micronet regional study areas of southeastern 
   Georgia, USA. Data for this study were collected from 01 May 2003 through 31 
   August 2003 using in situ soil moisture sensors at depths of 2, 8, and 12 
   inches in addition to tipping bucket rain gauges as part of the Soil Moisture 
   Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). These data are provided in ASCII comma-delimited 
   text format 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
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   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: 2008-04-21
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-08
DIF_Revision_History: Corrected SMEX Product Web Site URL