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SMAPVEX12 PALS Brightness Temperature Data, Version 1

This data set contains brightness temperatures obtained by the Passive Active L-band System (PALS) aircraft instrument. The data were collected as part of SMAPVEX12, the Soil Moisture Active Passive Validation Experiment 2012.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

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
  • 2012-06-07 to 2012-07-19
Temporal Resolution:
1 day to 4 day
  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature
  • Land Temperature > Land Surface Temperature
Sensor(s): PALS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Andreas Colliander

Data Citation

As a condition of using this 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 Brightness Temperature Data, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

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