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SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Georgia, Version 1

This data set provides imagery developed from Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) data for use in studying land cover features during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). One false color image is provided for the regional study areas northwest of Tifton, Georgia, USA for 20 July 2003. The image is the result of combining bands 2, 3, and 4 as blue, green, and red to generate false color composites. Data are provided in GeoTIFF formatted 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.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 2003-07-20
to present
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Sensor(s): TM
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 31.96, S: 30.9, E: -83.36, W: -83.97

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Infrared Wavelengths > Infrared Imagery
  • Visible Wavelengths > Visible Imagery
Data Format(s):
  • GeoTIFF
Data Contributor(s): Michael Cosh

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Cosh, M. 2007. SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Georgia, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

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