SMEX04 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Arizona

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SMEX04 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Arizona

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Michael Cosh
Organization Name: United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 504-6461 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West
City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-09-01

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0434.html

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Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: SMEX04 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Arizona
Date:
Date: 2009
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2009-11-01
Identifier: NSIDC-0434
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

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Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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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

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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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 includes dual-polarized L-band brightness temperature and soil moisture data measured by the Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) instrument. An aircraft carrying the instrument was flown over Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico on various dates from 07 August to 26 August 2004 as part of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2004 (SMEX04). The 2D-STAR is a research instrument developed under the NASA Instrument Incubator Program with an aim to demonstrate the capability of the two-dimensional aperture synthesis radiometer at low frequency (approximately 1.4 GHz) to observe surface variables such as soil moisture and ocean salinity. Data are provided in tab-delimited 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.

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., D. Ryu, and D. M. Le Vine. 2009. SMEX04 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Arizona. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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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

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Individual Name: Thomas Jackson
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 504-8511

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

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: David M. Le Vine
Organization Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Delivery Point: GSFC Code 614.6.
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: David.M.LeVine@nasa.gov

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Michael Cosh
Organization Name: United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 504-6461 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West
City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Dongryeol Ryu
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 10300 Baltimore Ave.
City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: Maryland
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA

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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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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: Michael Cosh
Organization Name: United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 504-6461 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West
City: Beltsville
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Arizona
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
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Date: 2008-01-24
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Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Surface Soil Moisture
Keyword: Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR)
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Westbound Longitude: -110.2
Eastbound Longitude: -109.6
Southbound Latitude: 29.6
Northbound Latitude: 32.1

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Begin Position: 20040808
End Position: 20040826

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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

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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

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

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Distribution Format(s):

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Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 242 - 260 KB

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Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AVDM/data/soil_moisture/SMEX04/Arizona/aircraft/2DSTAR/
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0434_smex04_2dstar_TBs/pdfs/nsidc0434_smex04_2dstar_TBs.pdf
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Density: 242
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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: RADIOMETERS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AIRCRAFT
Description: satellite
Instrument: RADIOMETERS

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