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Data Set ID: 
SV12PLSM

SMAPVEX12 PALS Soil Moisture Data, Version 1

This data set contains soil moisture data 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.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

First public data release

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Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

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Parameter(s):
  • MICROWAVE > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
  • SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
  • SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT > SOIL MOISTURE
  • SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
  • VEGETATION > PLANT CHARACTERISTICS > VEGETATION WATER CONTENT
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: 49.96, 
S: 49.44, 
E: -97.85, 
W: -98.51
Platform(s):AIRCRAFT
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1500 m x 1500 m
Sensor(s):PALS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 12 June 2012 to 19 July 2012
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 day to 4 daysMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Andreas Colliander

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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.

Colliander, A. 2017. SMAPVEX12 PALS Soil Moisture Data, 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/PGZVDAVFWVYQ. [Date Accessed].

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