Entry_ID: NSIDC-0456
Entry_Title: SMEX05 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Data: Iowa
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Michael
   Last_Name: Cosh
   Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-6461 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: USDA 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: Michael
   Last_Name: Cosh
   Email: mcosh@hydrolab.arsusda.gov
   Phone: 1 301 504-6461 
   Fax: 1 301  504-8931 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: USDA 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
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Incoming Solar Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Incoming Solar Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Solar Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Solar Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Humidity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Humidity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: Air Temperatures
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: AMSR-E Validation
Keyword: atmospheric humidity measurements
Keyword: Atmospheric Pressure
Keyword: barometeric pressure
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: Daily Air Temperatures
Keyword: Ground Temperature
Keyword: Ground temperatures
Keyword: Incoming Radiation
Keyword: Land Surface Temperature
Keyword: maximum air temperature
Keyword: minimum air temperature
Keyword: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: Near-surface Air Temperatures
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Precipitation Accumulation
Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Keyword: Radiation
Keyword: Relative Humidity
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Soil Temperatures
Keyword: Solar Radiation
Keyword: Surface Humidity
Keyword: Surface Soil Moisture
Keyword: Surface Winds
Keyword: Temperature
Keyword: Wind Direction
Keyword: Wind Speed
Keyword: Wind Velocity
Sensor_Name: ANEMOMETERS
Sensor_Name: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Sensor_Name: PRESSURE SENSORS
Sensor_Name: PYRANOMETERS
Sensor_Name: RAIN GAUGES
Sensor_Name: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Sensor_Name: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Sensor_Name: THERMISTORS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2005-06-10
   Stop_Date: 2005-07-03
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 41.96679
   Northernmost_Latitude: 42.44194
   Westernmost_Longitude: -93.59537
   Easternmost_Longitude: -93.29113
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: IOWA
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 day
End_Group
Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 01:00:00
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Project: SMEX05 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2005
Data_Set_Language: English
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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   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 PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/index.html
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
End_Group
Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/scan/
   Description: NRCS SCAN Web Page
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/scan/
   Description: Soil Climate Analysis Network Web Page
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2010-11-12
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-26
DIF_Revision_History:  added creator & updated publisher