SMEX03 ALMNet and SCAN Soil Moisture Data: Alabama

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eng; usa

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SMEX03 ALMNet and SCAN Soil Moisture Data: Alabama

Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-09-01

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0379.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: SMEX03 ALMNet and SCAN Soil Moisture Data: Alabama
Date:
Date: 2009
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2009-03-30
Identifier: NSIDC-0379
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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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 includes soil moisture, precipitation, and soil temperature data measured during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03), conducted during June and July 2003 in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee, USA. The output parameters include precipitation as well as soil temperatures and volumetric soil moisture at depths of 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 60, and 100 cm. Data were collected at crop, pasture, and forested sites located within the Alabama MesoNet (ALMNet) network. ALMNet is operated by the Soil Climatology and Remote Sensing Center (HSCaRS) of Alabama A&M University and is part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) network. Data are provided in an Excel spreadsheet and an ASCII text 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.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Coleman, T., T. Tsegaye, R. Metzl, and M. Schamschula. 2009. SMEX03 ALMNet and SCAN Soil Moisture Data: Alabama. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Tommy Coleman
Organization Name: Alabama A&M University
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Huntsville
Administrative Area: AL
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Teferi Tsegaye
Organization Name: Alabama A&M University
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Huntsville
Administrative Area: AL
Postal Code: 3
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Robert Metzl
Organization Name: Alabama A&M University
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Huntsville
Administrative Area: AL
Postal Code: 4
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Marius Schamschula
Organization Name: Alabama A&M University
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Huntsville
Administrative Area: AL
Postal Code: 5
Country: USA

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alabama
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Tennessee
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Value: place
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: SMEX03 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003
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Value: theme
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Soil Water Content
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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eng; usa

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Westbound Longitude: -87.08
Eastbound Longitude: -85.78
Southbound Latitude: 34.68
Northbound Latitude: 35.16

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20030601
End Position: 20030715

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: Microsoft Excel
Specification: FTP 4.6 MB

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 5 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AVDM/data/soil_moisture/SMEX03/Alabama/ground_soil_moisture/soil_moisture_network/
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0379_smex03_soil_moisture_almnet_scan_al/pdfs/nsidc0379_smex03_soil_moisture_almnet_scan_al.pdf
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Value: onLine
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Density: 4.6
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: DIELECTRIC PROBE
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RAIN GAUGES
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: THERMISTORS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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