SMEX02 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data, Iowa
Entry ID: NSIDC-0233

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Abstract: This data set includes data collected over the Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02) area of Iowa, USA, during June and August, 2002. The SeaWinds scatterometer on NASA's QuikScat satellite collected bacscatter data that can be used to infer vegetation and soil moisture. SeaWinds uses a rotating dish antenna with two spot beams that sweep in a circular pattern. The antenna radiates microwave ... View entire text
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Description: AMSR-E Validation Soil Moisture Data

Description: AMSR-E Validation
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 39.0   E: -89.0   W: -98.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nghiem, S. V.
Dataset Title: SMEX02 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data, Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2004-05-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-06-01
Stop Date: 2002-08-21
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 24.8 - 57.2 KB
Distribution Format: GIF
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Contact Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109
Country: USA
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S. V. Nghiem and G. Neumann. 2004. QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Data Package for SMEX 2002. JPL CL 04-0432, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-05-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-23
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