Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0551

SMEX03 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Georgia, Version 1

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This data set includes dual-polarized L-band brightness temperatures measured by the Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) instrument. An aircraft carrying the instrument was flown over Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma USA as part of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03).

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Parameter(s):
  • MICROWAVE > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE > Brightness Temperature
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: 35.19, 
N: 31.9, 
N: 36.87, 
N: 35.42, 
S: 34.66, 
S: 30.96, 
S: 36.1, 
S: 34.44, 
E: -87.08, 
E: -83.36, 
E: -97.41, 
E: -97.7, 
W: -87.77
W: -83.97
W: -98.04
W: -98.34
Platform(s):AIRCRAFT
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):INFRARED RADIOMETERS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 25 June 2003 to 15 July 2003
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Thomas Jackson

Geographic Coverage

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Jackson, T., D. Ryu, and D. M. Le Vine. 2013. SMEX03 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Georgia, 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/BZ0WMHD7U5KW. [Date Accessed].

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