LPRM/WindSat/Coriolis Daily L3 Ascending Surface Soil Moisture, Ancillary Params, and QC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_LPRM_WINDSAT_DY_SOILM3_V001

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Summary
Abstract: This Level 3 (gridded) data set’s land surface parameters, surface soil moisture, land surface (skin) temperature, and vegetation water content, are derived from WindSat, a satellite-based polarimetric microwave radiometer, data, using the Land Parameter Retrieval Model (LPRM). There are two files per day, one ascending (daytime) and one descending (nighttime), archived as two different products. ... View entire text
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Caption:  LPRM/WindSat daytime volumetric soil moisture C-band
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.24   S: -89.24   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and NASA GSFC
Dataset Title: LPRM/WindSat/Coriolis Daily L3 Descending Surface Soil Moisture, Ancillary Params, and QC
Dataset Release Date: 06.28.2013
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 2
Online Resource: ftp://hydro1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/WAOB/LPRM_WNDST_DY_SOILM3....
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-10-02
Stop Date: 2012-07-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: Daily
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Instrument
WINDSAT Ancillary Description
Quality The LPRM/WindSat data are sensitive to both internal model limitations and external processes and are screened for radio frequency interference, the presence of snow/frozen soils, water, and dense vegetation covers. All screened out data pixels are flagged and indicated by a non-data value. A soil moisture uncertainty parameter at both C and X bands is included (Parinussa et al., 2011).
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Hydrology DISC, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center, Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/hydrology/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (FTP)
Distribution Size: (per file) 16.2 MB
Distribution Format: NETCDF
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +31 20 598 7287
Email: Richard.de.jeu at falw.vu.nl
Contact Address:
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
Department of Hydrology and Geo-environmental Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
City: 1081 HV Amsterdam
Country: The Netherlands
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Publications/References
Owe, M., R. de Jeu, and T. Holmes (2008), Multisensor historical climatology of satellite-derived global land surface moisture, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, F01002, 17 pp., doi:10.1029/2007JF000769
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-06-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-25
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