SMEX03 Geolocation Information: Georgia

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0367

Summary

Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited.

This ancillary data set consists of geographic coordinates for the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). Geolocation information is provided for SMEX03 rainfall network and gravimetric sampling locations conducted in the regional study area of Georgia, USA. Geolocation information is also provided for rain gauge sites in the Little River (LR) micronet located within the state of Georgia. Coordinates were obtained 1 July 2003 using Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements. The volume of the data set is approximately 30 kilobytes. Data are provided in one tab-delimited ASCII text file and one Microsoft Excel file, 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: 31.8°     S: 31.5°     E: -83.5°     W: -83.8°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Bosch, D.
Dataset Title: SMEX03 Geolocation Information: Georgia
Dataset Release Date: 2009-02-10
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-0367.html

Temporal Coverage

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

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GEORGIA

Science Keywords

  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Ancillary Data
  • Geolocation
  • Hydrology
  • NASA
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • SMEX
  • Soil Moisture

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GPS Global Positioning System Satellites

Instrument

  • GPS Global Positioning System

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: 28 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 2 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

David Bosch
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
  • Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory

City: Tifton
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 31794
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

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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: 2009-02-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-08

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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