Data Set ID: 
SMAP_L4_SM_ANC_PARAM

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) L4 Soil Moisture Ancillary LDAS Parameters Files, Version 1

This ancillary SMAP product contains three dynamic Land Data Assimilation Systems (LDAS) data sets. These data sets include Brightness Temperature (TB) scaling parameters; catchment model parameters such as topographic statistics, soil texture, and soil hydraulic parameters; and LDAS L-band microwave radiative transfer model parameters.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

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Data: Data integrity verified

Documentation: Key metadata and links to supporting documentation available

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Parameter(s):
  • MICROWAVE > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
  • SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: 86.4, 
S: -86.4, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):MODELS
Spatial Resolution:Not applicableSensor(s):NOT APPLICABLE
Temporal Coverage:
  • 31 January 2015
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot applicableMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Reichle, R., Q. Liu, J. Ardizzone, G. De Lannoy, R. D. Koster, and S. Mahanama.

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Reichle, R., Q. Liu, J. Ardizzone, G. De Lannoy, R. D. Koster, and S. Mahanama. 2019. Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) L4 Soil Moisture Ancillary LDAS Parameters Files, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/60QSXDPEL5DP. [Date Accessed].
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