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SMAPVEX12 PALS Backscatter Data, Version 1

This data set contains backscatter data obtained by the Passive Active L-band System (PALS) microwave aircraft instrument as part of the Soil Moisture Active Passive Validation Experiment 2012 (SMAPVEX12).

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 49.96, S: 49.44, E: -97.85, W: -98.51

Spatial Resolution:
  • 500 m to 1500 m x 500 m to 1500 m
Temporal Coverage:
  • 7 June 2012 to 19 July 2012
Temporal Resolution: 1 day to 5 day
  • Radar > Radar Backscatter
  • Radar > Radar Cross-section > Radar Backscatter
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT
Sensor(s): PALS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Andreas Colliander

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Colliander, A. 2014. SMAPVEX12 PALS Backscatter Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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