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SMEX05 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Data: Iowa

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0456

Summary

This data set contains measurements taken during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2005 (SMEX05) from 10 June 2005 through 03 July 2005 at Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) station 2031 near Ames, Iowa USA. The data include hourly and daily recordings of precipitation, air temperature, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, barometric pressure, soil moisture, and soil temperature. The SCAN station houses numerous sensors which were used to automatically record the data, including a hydra probe, temperature and humidity probe, anemometer, precipitation sensor, pyranometer, and pressure sensor. Data were uploaded by meteor burst telemetry to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Data Processing Center in Portland, Oregon USA. The data are available in Comma Separated Values (CSV) files from the NRCS SCAN Web site.

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.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 42.44194°     S: 41.96679°     E: -93.29113°     W: -93.59537°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Cosh, M.
Dataset Title: SMEX05 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Data: Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2010-11-12
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-0456.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2005-06-10
Stop Date: 2005-07-03

Data Resolution

Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Temporal Resolution: 01:00:00

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IOWA

Science Keywords

  • Agriculture Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Incoming Solar Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Incoming Solar Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Air Temperature
  • Air Temperatures
  • AMSR-E
  • AMSR-E Validation
  • atmospheric humidity measurements
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • barometeric pressure
  • DAAC
  • Daily Air Temperatures
  • Ground Temperature
  • Ground temperatures
  • Incoming Radiation
  • Land Surface Temperature
  • maximum air temperature
  • minimum air temperature
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Near-surface Air Temperatures
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Precipitation Accumulation
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Radiation
  • Relative Humidity
  • SMEX
  • Soil Moisture
  • Soil Temperature
  • Soil Temperatures
  • Solar Radiation
  • Surface Humidity
  • Surface Soil Moisture
  • Surface Winds
  • Temperature
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
  • Wind Velocity

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • ANEMOMETERS
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
  • PRESSURE SENSORS
  • PYRANOMETERS
  • RAIN GAUGES
  • SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
  • SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
  • THERMISTORS

Project

  • SMEX05 Soil Moisture Experiments in 2005

Data Set Progress

complete

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 Media: Online (HTTP)
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

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 PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E/Aqua Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NRCS SCAN Web Page

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Soil Climate Analysis Network Web Page

Reference

Refer to the USDA SMEX05 Web site for in-depth information on the science mission and goal of the SMEX project: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=8996

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-26

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