SMEX04 Landsat TM/ETM+ NDVI and NDWI, Arizona

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0387

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 Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) data set was developed from Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) and Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data for use in studying land cover features during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2004 (SMEX04). Data acquired on 11 June, 29 July, and 30 August 2004 were used to create large-scale maps of NDVI and NDWI in order to accurately estimate the surface soil moisture via microwave remote sensing. Regional study areas include Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico. These data are uncorrected for the atmosphere and should not be compared to long-term data records of vegetation. The total volume for this data set is approximately 16 gigabytes. Data are in flat, eight-bit binary format 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: 32.7°     S: 29.3°     E: -108.6°     W: -111.4°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Cosh, M., E. R. Hunt, Jr., T. Jackson, and M. T. Yilmaz.
Dataset Title: SMEX04 Landsat TM/ETM+ NDVI and NDWI, Arizona
Dataset Release Date: 2009-05-01
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-0387.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2004-08-30
Stop Date: 2004-08-30

Start Date: 2004-07-29
Stop Date: 2004-07-29

Start Date: 2004-06-11
Stop Date: 2004-06-11

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARIZONA

Science Keywords

  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Index

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • DAAC
  • NASA
  • NDVI
  • NDWI
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
  • Normalized Difference Water Index
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Satellite
  • Satellite Imagery
  • SMEX
  • Soil Moisture
  • Surface Soil Moisture

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • LANDSAT-5

Instrument

  • ETM+ Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
  • TM Thematic Mapper

Project

  • SMEX04 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2004

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: 109 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

Michael Cosh
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-6461 x
Fax: 1 301 504-8931 x
Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
  • Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Michael Cosh
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-6461 x
Fax: 1 301 504-8931 x
Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
  • Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

E. Raymond Hunt, Jr.
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: erhunt@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Rm 104 Bldg 007 BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Thomas Jackson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-8511
Fax: 1 301 504-8931
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology Lab
  • USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
  • 104 Bldg. 007
  • BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

Thomas Jackson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 504-8511
Fax: 1 301 504-8931
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology Lab
  • USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
  • 104 Bldg. 007
  • BARC-West

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

M. Tugrul Yilmaz
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory

City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
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 PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E/Aqua Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

Reference

Refer to the USDA SMEX04 Web site (http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex04/) for in-depth information on the science mission and goal of the SMEX project.

Adler-Golden, S. M., M. W. Matthew, L. S. Bernstein, R. Y. Levine, A. Berk, S. C. Richtsmeier, P. K. Acharya, G. P. Anderson, G. Felde, J. Gardner, M. Hoke, L. S. Jeong, B. Pukall, J. Mello, A. Ratkowski, and H. H. Burke. 1999. Atmospheric Correction for Shortwave Spectral Imagery Based on MODTRAN4.SPIE Processing. Imaging Spectrometry V, 3753: 61-91.

Gao, B. C. 1996. NDWI - A Normalized Difference Water Index for Remote Sensing of Vegetation Liquid Water from Space. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 58: 257-266.

Vermote, E. F., D. Tanre, J. L. Deuze, M. Herman, and J. J. Morcrette. 1997. Second Simulation of the Satellite Signal in the Solar Spectrum, 6S: An Overview. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 35: 675-686.

Vermote, E. F., N. E. Saleous, C. O. Justice, Y. J. Kaufman, J. L. Prevette, L. Remer, J. C. Roger, and D. Tanre. 1997. Atmospheric Correction of Visible to Middle-infrared EOS-MODIS Data Over Land Surface: Background, Operational Algorithm and Validation. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 102: 17131-17141.

Vermote, E. F., and A. Vermeulen. 1999. Atmospheric Correction Algorithm: Spectral Reflectances (MOD09). Algorithm Technical Background Document. http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/atbd/atbd_mod08.pdf, 1.8 MB.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-12

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