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Data Set ID: 

SMAPVEX15 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 SMAPVEX15, the Soil Moisture Active Passive Validation Experiment 2015.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

First public data release

STANDARD Level of Service

Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

User Support: Assistance with data access and usage; guidance on use of data in tools

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Data Format(s):
Spatial Coverage:
N: 31.87, 
S: 31.51, 
E: -109.84, 
W: -110.96
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1200 m x 1200 m
Temporal Coverage:
  • 2 August 2015 to 18 August 2015
Temporal Resolution2 days to 3 daysMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Andreas Colliander, Sidharth Misra

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.

Colliander, A. and S. Misra. 2017. SMAPVEX15 PALS Brightness Temperature Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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