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SMEX03 Vegetation Data: Alabama

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0348

Summary

This data set includes data collected over the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03) area of northern Alabama, USA between 22 June and 1 July 2003. The parameters measured were plant height, plant stand density, phenology, wet biomass, dry biomass, row spacing, and row direction. Data were collected at crop, pasture, and forested sites. Those sites are part of the Alabama MesoNet (ALMNet), which is run by Alabama A&M University's Center for Hydrology, Soil Climatology and Remote Sensing (HSCaRS). Data are provided in an ASCII text file and a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, 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: 35.16°     S: 34.68°     E: -85.78°     W: -87.07°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Coleman, T., T. Tsegaye, R. Metzl, and M. Schamschula.
Dataset Title: SMEX03 Vegetation Data: Alabama
Dataset Release Date: 2008-09-24
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-0348.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-06-22
Stop Date: 2003-07-01

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALABAMA

Science Keywords

  • Biosphere Vegetation Biomass
  • Biosphere Vegetation Plant Characteristics
  • Biosphere Vegetation Plant Phenology
  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Cover

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Biomass
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Plant Biomass
  • SMEX
  • Vegetation
  • Vegetation Cover
  • Vegetation Description
  • vegetation distribution
  • Vegetation Height
  • Vegetation Water Content

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Environment

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

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: 67 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 22 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Tommy Coleman
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Alabama A&M University

City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Country: USA

Teferi Tsegaye
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Alabama A&M University

City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 3

Robert Metzl
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Alabama A&M University

City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 4

Marius Schamschula
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Alabama A&M University

City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 5

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
AMSR-E/Aqua Data at NSIDC.

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data at NSIDC

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
SMEX Product Web Site

Reference

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

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2008-09-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-08

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