Entry_ID: NSIDC-0458
Entry_Title: SMEX05 Landsat Thematic Mapper GEOTIFF Imagery: Iowa
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Cosh, M. 
   Dataset_Title: SMEX05 Landsat Thematic Mapper GEOTIFF Imagery: Iowa
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2010-03-25
   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-0458.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
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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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Infrared Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Infrared Imagery
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Visible Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Visible Imagery
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: AMSR-E Validation
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: INFRARED IMAGERY
Keyword: Landsat-5
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Reflected Spectral Radiance
Keyword: Satellite Imagery
Keyword: SMEX
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Visible Imagery
Sensor_Name: TM > Thematic Mapper
Source_Name: LANDSAT-5
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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Project: SMEX05 > Soil Moisture Experiments in 2005
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: USGS
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
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   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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
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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 provides imagery developed from Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) 
   data for use in studying land cover features. Data are provided in 
   Georeferenced Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF). Each band of Landsat data in 
   the GeoTIFF format is delivered as a grayscale, uncompressed, 8-bit string of 
   unsigned integers.  An ASCII text metadata (MTL) file is included with data 
   processed through the Level-1 Product Generation System (LPGS).  An ASCII text 
   file containing the Ground Control Points (GCP) used during image processing 
   is also included.  The Landsat 5 TM data are available from the United States 
   Geological Survey (USGS) EarthExplorer Web site, identified as L4-5 TM under 
   Landsat Archive. Temporal coverage for the SMEX05 campaign spans from 10 June 
   2005 to 03 July 2005.  

   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/amsre/
   Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data at NSIDC
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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
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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/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://edcsns17.cr.usgs.gov/EarthExplorer/
   Description: USGS EarthExplorer Web Page
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://edcsns17.cr.usgs.gov/EarthExplorer/
   Description: USGS EarthExplorer Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2010-03-25
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-26
DIF_Revision_History:  added creator