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SMEX03 Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Data: Oklahoma

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0370

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Jackson, T., R. Bindlish, and R. Van der Velde.
Publication Date: 20090220
Title: SMEX03 Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Data: Oklahoma
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0370.html

Description:

Abstract:

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 data set contains radar soil moisture measurements taken over the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03) regional study areas in Oklahoma, USA. The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) instrument was mounted on a DC-8 aircraft that flew over the area six days during the study period, between 3 July and 12 July 2003. Six different scenes were collected over the Oklahoma South (OS) study area per flight day. Four flight lines were eastbound and covered the Little Washita (LW) watershed at incidence angles between approximately 35 and 45 degrees. The other two scenes were acquired in a northbound orientation and covered a large part of the regional study area at incidence angles between approximately 20 and 70 degrees. During the flight days over the Oklahoma North (ON) study area, two northbound lines were flown. These flight lines cover the full study area at incidence angle between 20 and 70 degrees. Total volume for this data set is approximately 26 GB. Data are provided in binary files, annotated JPEG files, and ASCII text files. All files 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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Jackson, T., R. Bindlish, and R. Van der Velde.
Publication Date: 20090220
Title: SMEX03 Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Data: Oklahoma
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0370_smex03_airsar_ok/pdfs/nsidc0370_smex03_airsar_ok.pdf

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20030703
Ending Date: 20030712

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -98.39°
East Bounding Coordinate: -97.43°
North Bounding Coordinate: 37.02°
South Bounding Coordinate: 34.37°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Imagery

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: SMEX03 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AIRSAR Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AIRCRAFT

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Airborne Radar Sounding
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: SAR imagery
Theme Keyword: SMEX
Theme Keyword: Soil Moisture

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Oklahoma

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0370

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

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Format Name: Binary

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20131009

Metadata Review Date:

20131009

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

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