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SMEX04 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Data: Arizona

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0385

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Jackson, T. and M. Cosh.
Publication Date: 20090420
Title: SMEX04 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Data: Arizona
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-0385.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 measurements taken during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2004 (SMEX04) from 1 July 2004 to 30 September 2004 at a Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) station in southern Arizona, USA. The SCAN station houses numerous sensors which were used to automatically record the data, including global precipitation sensors, thermistors, thin film capacitance-type sensors, anemometers, pyranometers, pressure sensors, and frequency-shift dielectric measuring devices. The data include hourly and daily recordings of precipitation, air temperature, solar radiation, wind speed, relative humidity, soil moisture, and soil temperature. Data are available in two tab-delimited ASCII text files: one containing hourly data and one containing daily data. The total volume for this data set is approximately 400 KB. Data 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. and M. Cosh.
Publication Date: 20090420
Title: SMEX04 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Data: Arizona
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/nsidc0385_smex04_scan_az/pdfs/nsidc0385_smex04_scan_az.pdf

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20040701
Ending Date: 20040930

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -110.05°
East Bounding Coordinate: -110.05°
North Bounding Coordinate: 31.73°
South Bounding Coordinate: 31.73°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Incoming Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Incoming Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Land Temperature Land Surface Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Land Temperature Land Surface Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: SMEX04 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2004

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme Keyword: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Theme Keyword: PRESSURE SENSORS
Theme Keyword: PYRANOMETERS
Theme Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme Keyword: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Theme Keyword: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Theme Keyword: THERMISTORS

Theme:

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

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: Air Temperatures
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: Atmospheric Pressure
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: Daily Air Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Ground Temperature
Theme Keyword: Humidity
Theme Keyword: Hydrology
Theme Keyword: Land Surface Temperature
Theme Keyword: Near-surface Air Temperatures
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
Theme Keyword: Precipitation Accumulation
Theme Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: Radiation
Theme Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme Keyword: SMEX
Theme Keyword: Soil Moisture
Theme Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: Soil Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: Surface Soil Moisture
Theme Keyword: Surface Temperature
Theme Keyword: Surface Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Temperature
Theme Keyword: Temperature Profiles
Theme Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme Keyword: Wind Velocity

Place:

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

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-0385

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:

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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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