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SMEX03 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Alabama

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0338

Summary

This data set provides brightness temperature data acquired during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03) by the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I). The study was conducted between 29 April 2003 and 29 September 2003 in the SMEX03 Alabama/Georgia study area, between 29 April 2003 and 23 September 2003 in the SMEX03 Oklahoma study area, and between 29 September 2003 and 28 February 2004 in the SMEX03 Brazil study area. Data are provided as ASCII text 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: 38°     S: 28°     E: -80°     W: -90°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Jackson, T.
Dataset Title: SMEX03 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Alabama
Dataset Release Date: 2008-04-11
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-0338.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-04-29
Stop Date: 2003-09-29

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALABAMA

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Brightness Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
  • Satellites
  • SMEX
  • Soil Moisture
  • Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
  • Surface Soil Moisture

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
  • DMSP 5D-2/F13 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
  • DMSP 5D-2/F14 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F14
  • DMSP 5D-2/F15 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15

Instrument

  • SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

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: 275 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

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

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 PROJECT HOME PAGE
AAMSR-E/Aqua Data at NSIDC.

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data at NSIDC.

Reference

Heymsfield, G. A. and R. Fulton. 1992. Modulation of SSM/I microwave soil radiances by rainfall. Remote Sensing of Environment. 29:187-202.

Hollinger, J. P., J. L. Peirce, and G. A. Poe. 1990. SSM/I instrument evaluation. IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 28:781-790.

Jackson, T. J. 1997. Soil moisture estimation using SSM/I satellite data over a grass land region. Water Resources Research. 33:1475-1484.

Teng, W. L., J. R. Wang, and P. C. Doraiswamy. 1993. Relationship between satellite microwave radiometric data, antecedent precipitation index, and regional soil moisture. Int. J. of Remote Sensing. 14:2483-2500.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-12

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