Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0448

SMEX05 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data: Iowa, Version 1

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This data set includes radar backscatter data collected over the Soil Moisture Experiment 2005 (SMEX05) area of Iowa, USA. The SeaWinds scatterometer on the NASA Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) satellite collected backscatter data.

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Parameter(s):
  • Radar > Radar Backscatter
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
  • GIF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 42.5, 
S: 41.5, 
E: -93, 
W: -95
Platform(s):QUIKSCAT
Spatial Resolution:
  • 2.225 km x 2.225 km
  • 4.45 km x 4.45 km
Sensor(s):SEAWINDS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 May 2005 to 31 July 2005
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):David Long

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Long, D. G. 2010. SMEX05 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data: Iowa, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/E4QAH8TXT4U6. [Date Accessed].

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