Validation Data Sets

AMSR-E Validation: AMSRIce03

Title Sensor(s) Spatial Coverage Parameter(s)

AMSRIce03 Snow Depth Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0424)

PROBES N: 71.28, S: 71.18, E: -156.15, W: -156.4
N: 72.95, S: 72.9, E: -147.5, W: -147.65
SNOW DEPTH

AMSRIce03 Sea Ice Thickness Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0426)

CONDUCTIVITY METERS N: 72.95, S: 72.9, E: -147.5, W: -147.65
N: 71.28, S: 71.18, E: -156.15, W: -156.4
CONDUCTIVITY, ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS, SALINITY, SNOW DEPTH

AMSRIce03 Surface Roughness Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0427)

LASERS, SNOW MEASURING ROD N: 71.28, S: 71.18, E: -156.15, W: -156.4 ICE ROUGHNESS, SEA ICE ELEVATION, SNOW DEPTH

AMSRIce03 Snow Ice Temperature Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0428)

PROBES, THERMISTORS N: 71.28, S: 71.18, E: -156.15, W: -156.4 AIR TEMPERATURE, ICE TEMPERATURE, SNOW DEPTH

AMSRIce03 Snow Pit Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0429)

BALANCE, CORING DEVICES, SNOW DENSITY CUTTER N: 72.95, S: 72.9, E: -147.5, W: -147.65
N: 71.28, S: 71.18, E: -156.15, W: -156.4
DEPTH HOAR, ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS, SNOW DENSITY, SNOW STRATIGRAPHY, SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT

AMSRIce03 Photomosaics, Version 1 (NSIDC-0430)

CAMERAS N: 71.28, S: 71.18, E: -156.15, W: -156.4 ICE EXTENT, ICE ROUGHNESS, SNOW COVER

AMSRIce03 Landsat-7 ETM+ Imagery, Version 1 (NSIDC-0431)

ETM+ N: 74, S: 58, E: -145, W: -175 INFRARED IMAGERY, SEA ICE CONCENTRATION, VISIBLE IMAGERY

AMSRIce03 MODIS Imagery, Version 1 (NSIDC-0432)

MODIS N: 82.04, S: 56.78, E: -106.22, W: -169.64
N: 86.6, S: 44.52, E: -103.35, W: -168.62
N: 77.58, S: 42.95, E: -142.41, W: -172.42
N: 79.31, S: 42.54, E: -159.65, W: -175.63
N: 80.68, S: 42.04, E: -148.96, W: -174.78
VISIBLE IMAGERY

AMSR-E Validation: AMSRIce06

Title Sensor(s) Spatial Coverage Parameter(s)

AMSRIce06 Aerial Photographs, Version 1 (NSIDC-0459)

CAMERAS, GPS N: 76.87383, S: 64.81921, E: -147.86187, W: -168.30655 ICE EXTENT, ICE ROUGHNESS, SNOW COVER

AMSRIce06 Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) Lidar Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0461)

ATM, CAMERAS, GPS N: 71.9577, S: 64.8929, E: -148.2055, W: -166.1468 ICE EXTENT, ICE ROUGHNESS, SNOW COVER

AMSR-E Validation: Meltpond2000

Title Sensor(s) Spatial Coverage Parameter(s)

Meltpond2000 Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Brightness Temperatures, Version 1 (NSIDC-0208)

INFRARED RADIOMETERS, RADIOMETERS N: 76.42194, S: 68.96694, E: -63.19694, W: -105.02194 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE, ICE TEMPERATURE

AMSR-E Validation: SMEX02

Title Sensor(s) Spatial Coverage Parameter(s)

SMEX02 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Station 2031, Ames, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0142)

AERS, BAROMETERS, HUMIDITY SENSORS, PAR SENSORS, SOIL HEAT PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL SAMPLER, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, WET/DRY PRECIPITATION SAMPLERS, WIND PROFILERS N: 42.1, S: 42.1, E: -93.85, W: -93.85 AIR TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE, SOLAR RADIATION, SURFACE WINDS

SMEX02 Watershed Soil Moisture Data, Walnut Creek, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0143)

PROBES, SOIL HEAT PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL SAMPLER, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, TEMPERATURE PROBES N: 42.7, S: 41.7, E: -93.2, W: -93.8 LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX02 Iowa Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0182)

SOIL HEAT PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL SAMPLER, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, TEMPERATURE PROBES N: 42.7, S: 41.7, E: -93.2, W: -93.8 SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX02 Passive and Active L and S band System (PALS) Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0183)

INFRARED RADIOMETERS, RADAR, RADIOMETERS N: 41.9952, S: 41.9213, E: -93.4013, W: -93.775 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE, RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX02 Iowa Satellite Vegetation and Water Index (NDVI and NDWI) Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0184)

ETM+, TM N: 42.732, S: 41.694, E: -93.161, W: -93.827 BIOMASS, SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX02 Soil Moisture and Temperature Profiles, Walnut Creek, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0185)

RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE N: 41.992, S: 41.934, E: -93.529, W: -93.664 PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, RAIN, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX02 Tower-Based Radiometric Surface Temperature, Walnut Creek, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0186)

INFRARED RADIOMETERS, INFRARED THERMOMETERS, THERMOMETERS N: 42, S: 41.9, E: -93.4, W: -93.5 AIR TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS, BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE, SURFACE WINDS, VERTICAL WIND MOTION, WATER VAPOR

SMEX02 Watershed Vegetation Sampling Data, Walnut Creek, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0187)

LICOR PLANT CANOPY ANALYZER N: 42.7, S: 41.7, E: -93.2, W: -93.8 BIOMASS, LEAF CHARACTERISTICS, PLANT CHARACTERISTICS, VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX02 Regional Vegetation Sampling Data, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0188)

LICOR PLANT CANOPY ANALYZER N: 42.7, S: 41.7, E: -93.2, W: -93.8 LEAF CHARACTERISTICS, PLANT CHARACTERISTICS, VEGETABLE PRODUCTS, VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX, VEGETATION SPECIES

SMEX02 Vegetation Water Content, Iowa Regional and Walnut Creek Watershed, Version 1 (NSIDC-0189)

ETM+, TM N: 42.732, S: 41.694, E: -93.161, W: -93.841 PLANT CHARACTERISTICS, VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX02 AMSR-E Level 3 Daily Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0196)

AMSR-E N: 45, S: 39, E: -89, W: -98 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX02 ASTER Level 1B Data, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0197)

ASTER N: 42.73, S: 41.7, E: -93.16, W: -93.84 INFRARED IMAGERY, INFRARED RADIANCE, SHORTWAVE RADIATION, THERMAL INFRARED, VISIBLE RADIANCE

SMEX02 European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS-2) AMI Data, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0198)

AMI N: 42.389, S: 41.308, E: -93.017, W: -93.913 MICROWAVE IMAGERY

SMEX02 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0199)

ETM+ N: 42.7, S: 41.7, E: -93.2, W: -93.8 INFRARED IMAGERY, INFRARED RADIANCE, RADAR IMAGERY, REFLECTED INFRARED

SMEX02 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0200)

SSM/I N: 44.5, S: 34.5, E: -90, W: -100 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX02 Sliced Core Soil Moisture Data, Walnut Creek Watershed, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0203)

SEDIMENT CORERS N: 41.99, S: 41.93, E: -93.53, W: -93.66 SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX02 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0205)

PSR N: 42.732, S: 41.694, E: -93.161, W: -93.841 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX02 Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Data, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0206)

AIRSAR N: 42.389, S: 41.308, E: -93.017, W: -93.913 RADAR BACKSCATTER, RADAR IMAGERY

SMEX02 Balloon-borne Radiosonde Data, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0231)

RADIOSONDES N: 41, S: 41, E: -93.61, W: -93.61 AIR TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS, DEW POINT TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, STATION HEIGHT, UPPER LEVEL WINDS, VERTICAL WIND MOTION, WIND PROFILES

SMEX02 Soil Moisture Atmosphere Coupling Experiment (SMACEX), Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0232)

ALTIMETERS, CO2 ANALYZERS, OMI, OXYGEN ANALYZERS, TEMPERATURE SENSORS, WIND PROFILERS N: 42, S: 41.85, E: -93.5, W: -93.9 AIR TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC CARBON DIOXIDE, ATMOSPHERIC OZONE, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS, FLIGHT LEVEL WINDS, HEAT FLUX, NET RADIATION, SURFACE WINDS, VEGETATION INDEX, WIND PROFILES

SMEX02 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0233)

SEAWINDS N: 45, S: 39, E: -89, W: -98 RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX02 Rain Gauge Network, Walnut Creek, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0236)

RAIN GAUGES N: 41.99, S: 41.94, E: -93.4, W: -93.8 Precipitable Water, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, PRECIPITATION RATE

SMEX02 Landsat 5 and 7 Thematic Mapper Land Surface Brightness Temperatures, Version 1 (NSIDC-0241)

ETM+, TM N: 42.7, S: 41.7, E: -93.2, W: -93.8 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX02 Watershed Vitel Network Soil Moisture Data, Walnut Creek, Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0277)

PROBES, SOIL HEAT PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, TEMPERATURE PROBES N: 42, S: 41.9, E: -93.4, W: -93.8 ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX02 SMACEX Tower Meteorological/Flux Data: Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0438)

ANEMOMETERS, CO2 ANALYZERS, EDDY CORRELATION DEVICES, HUMIDITY SENSORS, RADIOMETERS, SOIL HEAT FLUX TRANSDUCER, SONIC ANEMOMETER, THERMOCOUPLES N: 41.9929, S: 41.9328, E: -93.5285, W: -93.7549 AIR TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS, HEAT FLUX, LONGWAVE RADIATION, NET RADIATION, RADIATIVE FLUX, SHORTWAVE RADIATION, SOIL TEMPERATURE, SURFACE WINDS

AMSR-E Validation: SMEX03

Title Sensor(s) Spatial Coverage Parameter(s)

SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0287)

SOIL SAMPLER N: 35.14, S: 34.71, E: -85.82, W: -87.05 SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0288)

DIELECTRIC PROBE, PROBES, SOIL HEAT PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL SAMPLER, TEMPERATURE PROBES N: 31.82, S: 31.2, E: -83.43, W: -83.94 LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0289)

CORING DEVICES, DIELECTRIC PROBE, INFRARED THERMOMETERS, PROBES, SOIL HEAT PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL SAMPLER, TEMPERATURE PROBES N: 36.8, S: 31.18361, E: -97.97, W: -98.29 AIR TEMPERATURE, SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN): Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0293)

ANEMOMETERS, HUMIDITY SENSORS, PRESSURE SENSORS, PYRANOMETERS, RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, THERMISTORS N: 35.13, S: 34.43, E: -86.1, W: -87 AIR TEMPERATURE, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, RELATIVE HUMIDITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE, SOLAR RADIATION, WIND DIRECTION, WIND SPEED

SMEX03 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN): Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0294)

ANEMOMETERS, HUMIDITY SENSORS, PYRANOMETERS, RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, THERMISTORS N: 31.51, S: 31.51, E: -83.56, W: -83.56 AIR TEMPERATURE, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, RELATIVE HUMIDITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE, SOLAR RADIATION, WIND DIRECTION, WIND SPEED

SMEX03 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN): Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0295)

ANEMOMETERS, HUMIDITY SENSORS, PRESSURE SENSORS, PYRANOMETERS, RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, THERMISTORS N: 35.55, S: 34.95, E: -97.98, W: -98.02 AIR TEMPERATURE, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, RELATIVE HUMIDITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE, SOLAR RADIATION, WIND DIRECTION, WIND SPEED

SMEX03 Watershed Ground Soil Moisture Data: Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0296)

INFRARED THERMOMETERS, PROBES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, TEMPERATURE PROBES, THERMOMETERS N: 34.96, S: 34.9, E: -97.95, W: -98.3 AIR TEMPERATURE, SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Vegetation Data: Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0297)

INFRARED THERMOMETERS, LICOR PLANT CANOPY ANALYZER, OPS, RADIOMETERS N: 35.9, S: 34.8, E: -97.6, W: -98.3 BIOMASS, LEAF CHARACTERISTICS, PLANT CHARACTERISTICS, VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX03 Vegetation Data: Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0298)

LICOR PLANT CANOPY ANALYZER, RADIOMETERS N: 31.82, S: 31.2, E: -83.43, W: -83.94 BIOMASS, PLANT CHARACTERISTICS, REFLECTANCE, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX03 ThetaProbe Soil Moisture Data: Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0306)

DIELECTRIC PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE N: 35.16, S: 34.68, E: -85.78, W: -87.08 ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX03 Surface and Soil Temperature Measurements: Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0319)

INFRARED THERMOMETERS, THERMOMETERS N: 35.16, S: 34.68, E: -85.78, W: -87.07 LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Little Washita Micronet Soil Moisture Data: Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0320)

DIELECTRIC PROBE, INFRARED THERMOMETERS, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE N: 35.1, S: 34.8, E: -97.9, W: -98.2 ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0322)

ETM+, TM N: 36.88, S: 34.42, E: -97.42, W: -98.34 INFRARED IMAGERY, VISIBLE IMAGERY

SMEX03 ASTER Level-1B Data: Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0325)

ASTER N: 36.85, S: 36.12, E: -97.48, W: -98
N: 35.4, S: 34.45, E: -97.74, W: -98.26
INFRARED RADIANCE, THERMAL INFRARED, VISIBLE RADIANCE

SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0327)

TM N: 31.96, S: 30.9, E: -83.36, W: -83.97 INFRARED IMAGERY, VISIBLE IMAGERY

SMEX03 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data, Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0328)

PSR N: 35.19, S: 34.66, E: -85.77, W: -87.09 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Little River Micronet Soil Moisture Data: Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0329)

RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE N: 31.8, S: 31.4, E: -83.4, W: -83.75 ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper NDVI and NDWI: Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0330)

TM N: 31.90326, S: 30.96107, E: -83.36425, W: -83.97085 VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0331)

ETM+, TM N: 35.2, S: 34.6, E: -85.7, W: -87.1 INFRARED IMAGERY, VISIBLE IMAGERY

SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper NDVI and NDWI: Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0332)

TM N: 35.39, S: 34.49, E: -97.76, W: -98.29 VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX03 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data, Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0333)

SEAWINDS N: 38, S: 28, E: -80, W: -90 Microwave, RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX03 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0338)

SSM/I N: 38, S: 28, E: -80, W: -90 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Vegetation Data: Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0348)

VISUAL OBSERVATIONS N: 35.16, S: 34.68, E: -85.78, W: -87.07 BIOMASS, PLANT CHARACTERISTICS, PLANT PHENOLOGY, VEGETATION COVER

SMEX03 ENVISAT ASAR Data, Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0357)

ASAR N: 35.59, S: 34.49, E: -85.02, W: -86.15 RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX03 Vegetation Water Content: Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0369)

ETM+, TM N: 35.39, S: 34.49, E: -97.76, W: -98.29 VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX03 Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Data: Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0370)

AIRSAR N: 37.02, S: 34.37, E: -97.43, W: -98.39 RADAR BACKSCATTER, RADAR IMAGERY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX03 Rain Gauge Data: Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0374)

RAIN GAUGES N: 31.8, S: 31.5, E: -83.5, W: -83.8 PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, PRECIPITATION RATE

SMEX03 Soil Moisture, Meteorological, and Vegetation Data: Brazil, Version 1 (NSIDC-0378)

CAMERAS, PROBES, RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, THERMOMETERS N: -7, S: -17, E: -40, W: -50 AIR TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE, VEGETATION COVER

SMEX03 ALMNet and SCAN Soil Moisture Data: Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0379)

DIELECTRIC PROBE, RAIN GAUGES, THERMISTORS N: 35.16, S: 34.68, E: -85.78, W: -87.08 PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Alabama, Version 1 (NSIDC-0433)

RADIOMETERS N: 35.19, S: 34.66, E: -87.08, W: -87.77 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data, Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0560)

PSR N: 31.89, S: 30.96, E: -83.97, W: -85.77 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data, Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0561)

PSR N: 36.87, S: 34.42, E: -97.42, W: -98.34 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0562)

SSM/I N: 38, S: 28, E: -80, W: -90 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0563)

SSM/I N: 40, S: 30, E: -93, W: -103 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Brazil, Version 1 (NSIDC-0564)

SSM/I N: 20, S: 0, E: -40, W: -60 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX03 ENVISAT ASAR Data, Georgia, Version 1 (NSIDC-0576)

ASAR N: 31.91, S: 30.79, E: -82.69, W: -83.98 RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX03 ENVISAT ASAR Data, Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0577)

ASAR N: 35.61, S: 34.47, E: -97.31, W: -98.53 RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX03 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data, Oklahoma, Version 1 (NSIDC-0579)

SEAWINDS N: 40, S: 30, E: -93, W: -103 MICROWAVE RADIANCE, RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX03 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data, Brazil, Version 1 (NSIDC-0580)

SEAWINDS N: -7, S: -17, E: -40, W: -50 MICROWAVE RADIANCE, RADAR BACKSCATTER

AMSR-E Validation: SMEX04

Title Sensor(s) Spatial Coverage Parameter(s)

SMEX04 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data: Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0340)

SEAWINDS N: 35, S: 20, E: -105, W: -115 Microwave, RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX04 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery, Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0341)

TM N: 32.69, S: 29.33, E: -108.56, W: -111.4 INFRARED IMAGERY, VISIBLE IMAGERY

SMEX04 Bulk Density and Rock Fraction Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0381)

GRANULOMETRIC SIEVES N: 32, S: 31.4, E: -109.7, W: -110.3 SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX04 Bulk Density and Rock Fraction Data: Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0382)

GRANULOMETRIC SIEVES N: 30.4, S: 29.8, E: -110.2, W: -110.7 SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX04 Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed Soil Moisture Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0383)

DIELECTRIC PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, THERMISTORS N: 31.422, S: 31.112, E: -109.718, W: -110.239 ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY, LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY, SOIL TEMPERATURE, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

SMEX04 Regional Soil Moisture Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0384)

DIELECTRIC PROBE, PYROMETERS, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, TEMPERATURE PROBES N: 32.1, S: 31.4, E: -109.7, W: -110.3 ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY, LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY, SOIL TEMPERATURE, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

SMEX04 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0385)

ANEMOMETERS, HUMIDITY SENSORS, PRESSURE SENSORS, PYRANOMETERS, RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, THERMISTORS N: 31.73, S: 31.73, E: -110.05, W: -110.05 AIR TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS, HUMIDITY, INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION, LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX04 San Miguel Watershed Soil Moisture Data: Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0386)

BAROMETERS, HYGROMETERS, INFRARED THERMOMETERS, RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, TEMPERATURE PROBES, THERMOMETERS N: 29.59, S: 29.55, E: -110.27, W: -110.37 AIR TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS, HUMIDITY, LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION, PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE, VEGETATION COVER

SMEX04 Landsat TM/ETM+ NDVI and NDWI, Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0387)

TM N: 32.7, S: 29.3, E: -108.6, W: -111.4 VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX04 Terra MODIS Data, Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0388)

MODIS N: 32.69, S: 29.36, E: -108.63, W: -111.42 INFRARED IMAGERY, VISIBLE IMAGERY

SMEX04 Multispectral Radiometer Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0389)

SPECTRORADIOMETERS N: 32, S: 31.4, E: -109.7, W: -110.3 REFLECTANCE

SMEX04 Leaf Area Index Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0390)

LICOR PLANT CANOPY ANALYZER N: 32, S: 31.4, E: -109.7, W: -110.3 LEAF CHARACTERISTICS, PLANT CHARACTERISTICS, VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX04 Vegetation Water Content Data, Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0391)

TM N: 32.69, S: 29.33, E: -108.56, W: -111.4 VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX04 Regional Soil Moisture Data: Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0395)

SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE N: 31.2839, S: 29.0287, E: -109.7324, W: -111.0749 SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX04 Surface Temperature Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0400)

INFRARED THERMOMETERS N: 31.422, S: 31.112, E: -109.718, W: -110.239 LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE

SMEX04 Meteorological Network Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0401)

ANEMOMETERS, HUMIDITY SENSORS, LICOR QUANTUM SENSOR, NET RADIOMETERS, PRESSURE SENSORS, PYRANOMETERS, SOIL HEAT FLUX TRANSDUCER, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, TEMPERATURE PROBES, THERMOCOUPLES, WIND VANES N: 31.422, S: 31.112, E: -109.718, W: -110.239 AIR TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS, NET RADIATION, RELATIVE HUMIDITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE, SOLAR RADIATION, WIND DIRECTION, WIND SPEED

SMEX04 Precipitation Network Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0404)

RAIN GAUGES N: 31.422, S: 31.112, E: -109.718, W: -110.239 PRECIPITATION AMOUNT

SMEX04 Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0405)

AVIRIS N: 32.69, S: 29.36, E: -108.63, W: -111.42 CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS, INFRARED RADIANCE, REFLECTANCE, VISIBLE RADIANCE

SMEX04 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data, Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0406)

PSR N: 32.1294, S: 31.40988, E: -109.65368, W: -110.29512 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX04 Soil Moisture Network Data: Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0411)

RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, VOLTAGE METERS N: 31.2839, S: 29.0287, E: -109.7324, W: -111.0749 PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, PRECIPITATION RATE, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX04 ENVISAT ASAR Data: Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0417)

ASAR N: 32.57, S: 31.41, E: -109.01, W: -110.31 RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX04 Vegetation Data, Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0419)

CAMERAS, LICOR PLANT CANOPY ANALYZER, MSR N: 32.08, S: 29.94, E: -109.72, W: -110.67 BIOMASS, REFLECTANCE, VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION SPECIES

SMEX04 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Arizona, Version 1 (NSIDC-0434)

RADIOMETERS N: 32.1, S: 29.6, E: -109.6, W: -110.2 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX04 Vegetation Water Content Data, Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0556)

TM N: 32.69, S: 29.33, E: -108.56, W: -111.4 VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION INDEX

SMEX04 Aircraft Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) Data, Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0557)

PSR N: 30.56124, S: 29.69284, E: -110.22005, W: -110.77258 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

SMEX04 Vegetation Data, Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0559)

CAMERAS, LICOR PLANT CANOPY ANALYZER, MSR N: 32.08, S: 29.94, E: -109.72, W: -110.67 BIOMASS, REFLECTANCE, VEGETATION COVER, VEGETATION SPECIES

SMEX04 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery, Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0565)

TM N: 32.69, S: 29.33, E: -108.56, W: -111.4 INFRARED IMAGERY, VISIBLE IMAGERY

SMEX04 Terra MODIS Data, Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0566)

MODIS N: 32.69, S: 29.36, E: -108.63, W: -111.42 INFRARED IMAGERY, VISIBLE IMAGERY

SMEX04 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0568)

RADIOMETERS N: 32.1, S: 29.6, E: -109.6, W: -110.2 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

SMEX04 Landsat TM/ETM+ NDVI and NDWI, Sonora, Version 1 (NSIDC-0571)

TM N: 32.7, S: 29.3, E: -108.6, W: -111.4 VEGETATION INDEX

AMSR-E Validation: SMEX05/POLEX

Title Sensor(s) Spatial Coverage Parameter(s)

SMEX05 Watershed Soil Moisture Data: Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0442)

PYROMETERS, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE N: 42.0077, S: 41.9277, E: -93.5819, W: -93.9289 LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SOIL BULK DENSITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX05 Vegetation Water Content Data: Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0444)

TM N: 42.0666, S: 41.8666, E: -93.5166, W: -94.0166 VEGETATION COVER

SMEX05 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data: Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0448)

SEAWINDS N: 42.5, S: 41.5, E: -93, W: -95 RADAR BACKSCATTER

SMEX05 Multispectral Radiometer Data: Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0453)

SPECTRORADIOMETERS N: 42.01, S: 41.92, E: -93.58, W: -93.92 REFLECTANCE

SMEX05 Soil Moisture Network Data: Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0454)

SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE N: 42.44194, S: 41.96679, E: -93.29113, W: -93.59537 HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY, SOIL TEMPERATURE

SMEX05 Meteorological Network Data: Iowa, Version 1 (NSIDC-0455)

NET RADIOMETERS, RAIN GAUGES, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE N: 41.99, S: 41.932, E: -93.48, W: -94.03 AIR TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS, EVAPORATION, HEAT FLUX, HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY, LEAF CHARACTERISTICS, MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE, PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION, RAIN, SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT, SOIL TEMPERATURE, SURFACE WINDS

AMSR-E Validation: Wakasa Bay

Title Sensor(s) Spatial Coverage Parameter(s)

Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer Brightness Temperatures, Wakasa Bay, Japan, Version 1 (NSIDC-0193)

MIR N: 40, S: 30, E: 150, W: 130 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

APR-2 Dual-frequency Airborne Radar Observations, Wakasa Bay, Version 1 (NSIDC-0195)

PR-2 N: 45, S: 30, E: 150, W: 130 PRECIPITATION AMOUNT, PRECIPITATION RATE, RADAR BACKSCATTER, RADAR IMAGERY, RADAR REFLECTIVITY

Airborne Cloud Radar (ACR) Reflectivity, Wakasa Bay, Japan, Version 1 (NSIDC-0212)

DOPPLER RADAR N: 40, S: 30, E: 150, W: 130 CLOUD REFLECTANCE, RADAR REFLECTIVITY, REFLECTANCE

PSR/A Multiband Polarimetric Imaging, Wakasa Bay, Japan, Version 1 (NSIDC-0267)

PSR N: 42, S: 30, E: 151, W: 132 BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE

AMSR-E Validation: Related

Additional AMSR-E validation sets can be found in the NSIDC DAAC CLPX collection which includes data from the NASA-NOAA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment.