Entry_ID: NSIDC-0439
Entry_Title: SMEX04 Soil Characteristics Data: Sonora
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Bindlish, R. and T. Jackson. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX04 Soil Characteristics Data: Sonora
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2009-12-17
   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-0439.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Rajat
   Last_Name: Bindlish
   Email: bindlish@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USDA
      Address: ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Jackson
   Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-8511 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: 104 Bldg. 007
      Address: BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Jackson
   Email: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-8511 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
      Address: 104 Bldg. 007
      Address: BARC-West
      City: Beltsville
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20705
      Country: USA
   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 Porosity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Texture
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: AMSR-E Validation
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: percent clay
Keyword: percent sand
Keyword: porosity
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soils
Keyword: Soils Data
Keyword: Soil Texture
Source_Name: MAPS
Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 29
   Northernmost_Latitude: 33
   Westernmost_Longitude: -113
   Easternmost_Longitude: -108
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: MEXICO
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 110 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 SMEX04 soil characteristics data set contains data for Sonora, Mexico as 
   part of the 2004 Soil Moisture Experiment (SMEX04). The data were extracted 
   from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) digital soil map of the 
   world. Parameters for this data set are soil texture in terms of percent sand 
   and percent clay, and porosity.  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 creation of the 2000 FAO soil map of 
   the world.  The total volume of this data set is approximately 110 kilobytes.  
   Data are provided in an ASCII text file and are available via FTP.

   The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (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
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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: AMSR-E Validation Data
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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: 2009-12-17
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-10
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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