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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0448

SMEX05 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data: Iowa, Version 1

Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited.

This data set includes radar backscatter data collected over the Soil Moisture Experiment 2005 (SMEX05) area of Iowa, USA. The SeaWinds scatterometer on the NASA Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) satellite collected backscatter data.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 42.5, S: 41.5, E: -93, W: -95

Spatial Resolution:
  • 2.225 km x 2.225 km
  • 4.45 km x 4.45 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 May 2005 to 31 July 2005
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Radar > Radar Backscatter
Platform(s) QUIKSCAT
Sensor(s): SEAWINDS
Data Format(s):
  • GIF
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): David Long

Data Citation

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.

Long, D. G. 2010. SMEX05 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data: Iowa, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/E4QAH8TXT4U6. [Date Accessed].
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