Entry_ID: NSIDC-0395
Entry_Title: SMEX04 Regional Soil Moisture Data: Sonora
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Vivoni, E. R., C. J. Watts, F. Rodriguez-Morales, and L. Mendez-Barroso. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX04 Regional Soil Moisture Data: Sonora
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2009-06-01
   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-0395.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Enrique
   Middle_Name: R.
   Last_Name: Vivoni
   Email: vivoni@nmt.edu
   Phone: 1 505 835-5611 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: New Mexico Tech
      Address: 801 Leroy Place, MSEC 244
      City: Socorro
      Province_or_State: NM
      Postal_Code: 87801
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Christopher
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Watts
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Luis
   Last_Name: Mendez-Barroso
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Julio
   Middle_Name: C.
   Last_Name: Rodríguez
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: gravimetric soil moisture (GSM)
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Sensor_Name: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Sensor_Name: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2004-08-04
   Stop_Date: 2004-08-15
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 29.0287
   Northernmost_Latitude: 31.2839
   Westernmost_Longitude: -111.0749
   Easternmost_Longitude: -109.7324
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: MEXICO
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 25 km
   Longitude_Resolution: 25 km
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Project: SMEX04 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2004
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC_DAAC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 272 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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 data set combines data for several parameters from in situ measurements 
   for the Soil Moisture Experiment 2004 (SMEX04) in Sonora, Mexico.  The study 
   site was divided into six regional 25 km by 25 km squares with sample point 
   locations.  The data parameters include volumetric soil moisture estimated 
   from the Theta probe, soil temperature, and gravimetric soil moisture from 
   soil sampling.  Temporal coverage for the data spans 04 August 2004 to 15 
   August 2004, where available.  The total volume for this data set is 272 
   kilobytes in a single ASCII text file, 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsre/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/index.html
   Description: AMSRE-Validation Data at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/soil_moisture/index.html
   Description: SMEX Product Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2009-06-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-09
Group: DIF_Revision_History

   Removed Product Web site link and replaced it with a link to the documentation 
   and an FTP link to the data.

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