Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0712

SMAP/In Situ Core Validation Site Land Surface Parameters Match-Up Data, Version 1

SMAP radiometer and radar soil moisture data products are matched with in situ-based soil moisture estimates from core validation sites to produce this data set. These data provide performance assessments of various SMAP soil moisture products.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

First release of data set

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Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

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Parameter(s):
  • SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT > SOIL MOISTURE
  • SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: 85.044, 
S: -85.044, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):GROUND STATIONS, SMAP
Spatial Resolution:
  • 3 km x 3 km
  • 36 km x 36 km
  • 9 km x 9 km
Sensor(s):SMAP L-BAND RADAR, SMAP L-BAND RADIOMETER, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 April 2015 to 21 March 2020
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Andreas Colliander, Aaron Berg, Carsten Montzka, Jose Martinez-Fernandez, Mark Seyfried, Hala Al Jassar, Wouter Dorigo, Jeffrey Walker, Mehrez Zribi

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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., J. Asanuma, A. Berg, T. Bongiovanni, D. Bosch, T. Caldwell, C. Holifield -Collins, K. Jensen, et al. 2017. SMAP/In Situ Core Validation Site Land Surface Parameters Match-Up 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/DXAVIXLY18KM. [Date Accessed].

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