SMEX04 ENVISAT ASAR Data: Arizona

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

SMEX04 ENVISAT ASAR Data: Arizona

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

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Date Stamp:

2014-10-25

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0417.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: SMEX04 ENVISAT ASAR Data: Arizona
Date:
Date: 2009
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2009-08-18
Identifier: NSIDC-0417
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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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:

This data set is comprised of browse images acquired over the regional study area of Arizona, USA for the 2004 Soil Moisture Experiment (SMEX04). The experiment was conducted using the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument on board the European Space Agency's (ESA) Environmental Satellite (ENVISAT). Cross-polarized C-band ASAR images were acquired for 09 September 2003 and 14 October 2003 in order to obtain a backscatter coefficient measurement over a range of natural vegetation types. However, the images provided here are only browse images and therefore cannot be used to derive backscatter coefficient values. Researchers interested in backscatter coefficient values must obtain the ASAR data. The total volume for this data set is approximately 8.3 megabytes. Data are available via FTP and are provided as JPEG image files. Also included and available via FTP are the following types of header files: HAN files, ASCII text files, and one INI file. 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.

Jackson, T., R. Bindlish, and R. Van der Velde. 2009. SMEX04 ENVISAT ASAR Data: Arizona. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thomas Jackson
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 504-8511

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thomas Jackson
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 504-8511

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Rajat Bindlish
Organization Name: USDA
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
Email: bindlish@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Rogier Van der Velde
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: ARS Soil Tilth Laboratory
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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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

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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 > Arizona
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Backscatter
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Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: SMEX04 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2004
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

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: C-band radar
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: SAR imagery
Keyword: Satellite Radar Data
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Surface Layer Backscatter
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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eng; usa

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Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Extent Information:

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Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -110.31
Eastbound Longitude: -109.01
Southbound Latitude: 31.41
Northbound Latitude: 32.57

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20030909
End Position: 20031014

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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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 2.6 MB

Data File Format:

Name: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)
Specification: FTP 8.3 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AVDM/data/soil_moisture/SMEX04/Arizona/satellite/ASAR/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0417_smex04_envisat_asar/index.html
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Value: onLine
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Density: 2.6
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: ASAR > Advanced Synthetic Aperature Radar
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: ENVISAT > Environmental Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: ASAR > Advanced Synthetic Aperature Radar

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