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SMEX03 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Alabama, 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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Geographic Coverage

  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 35.19, S: 34.66, E: -87.08, W: -87.77

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 2 July 2003
  • 25 June 2003
  • 29 June 2003 to 30 June 2003
  • 27 June 2003
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Thomas Jackson

Data Citation

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Jackson, T., D. Ryu, and D. M. Le Vine. 2009. SMEX03 Two-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (2D-STAR) Brightness Temperatures, Alabama, 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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