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SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Alabama

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0331

Summary

This data set provides imagery developed from Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) and Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM+) data for use in studying land cover features during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). Three false color images are provided for the regional study areas in Huntsville, Alabama, USA for 7 July 2002 (eastern portion) and 23 June 2003 (western portion). The images are 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.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 35.2°     S: 34.6°     E: -85.7°     W: -87.1°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Jackson, T. and M. Cosh.
Dataset Title: SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Alabama
Dataset Release Date: 2007-12-07
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-0331.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-07-07
Stop Date: 2002-07-07

Start Date: 2003-06-23
Stop Date: 2003-06-23

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALABAMA

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Infrared Imagery
  • Spectral/Engineering Visible Wavelengths Visible Imagery

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Landsat-5
  • Landsat-7
  • NASA
  • NSIDC
  • Reflected Spectral Radiance
  • Satellite Imagery
  • SMEX

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • LANDSAT-5
  • LANDSAT-7

Instrument

  • ETM+ Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
  • TM Thematic Mapper

Project

  • SMEX03 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC_DAAC

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 60 MB
Distribution Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)

Personnel

Thomas Jackson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-8511
Fax: 1 301 504-8931
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology Lab
  • USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
  • 104 Bldg. 007
  • BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Thomas Jackson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-8511
Fax: 1 301 504-8931
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology Lab
  • USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
  • 104 Bldg. 007
  • BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Michael Cosh
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-6461 x
Fax: 1 301 504-8931 x
Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
  • Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Michael Cosh
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-6461 x
Fax: 1 301 504-8931 x
Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
  • Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E/Aqua Data at NSIDC Web site

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E Validation Data Web site

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
SMEX Product Web Site

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.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-08

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