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SMEX04 Soil Characteristics Data: Arizona

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0415

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.

The SMEX04 Soil Characteristics data set contains data for Arizona, USA as part of the 2004 Soil Moisture Experiment (SMEX04). The original data were extracted from a multi-layer soil characteristics database for the conterminous United States and generated using Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcMap software for the regional study area. Parameters for this data set include available water capacity, bulk density, elevation, permeability, porosity, rock fragment class, rock fragment volume, texture class, texture/percent clay, and texture/percent sand. The temporal coverage is approximate, as these data are representative of the conditions present in the regional study area during the general timeline of the SMEX04 campaign. The total volume for these data is approximately 635 megabytes. Data are provided in ASCII text files 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: 32.1°     S: 31.4°     E: -109.7°     W: -110.3°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Cosh, M. and W. A. White.
Dataset Title: SMEX04 Soil Characteristics Data: Arizona
Dataset Release Date: 2009-08-04
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-0415.html

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARIZONA

Science Keywords

  • Land Surface Soils Soil Bulk Density
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Classification
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Porosity
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Texture
  • Land Surface Topography Terrain Elevation

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • DAAC
  • Elevation
  • NASA
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Rock Fragment Class
  • Rock Fragment Volume
  • SMEX
  • Soil Bulk Density
  • Soil Moisture
  • soil permeability
  • Soil Texture
  • Soil Water Content

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • LANDSAT
  • MAPS

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: 635 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

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

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

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

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

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

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

William A. White
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • USDA ARS Hydrology Lab

City: Beltsville
Province or State: Maryland
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 RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E/Aqua Data

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E Validation Data

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
SMEX Product Web Site

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.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09

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