SMEX02 Iowa Satellite Vegetation and Water Index (NDVI and NDWI) Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0184

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Abstract: This data set is part of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02) project, which is associated with the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) validation project. It consists of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) data, derived from Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) and Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus ... View entire text
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Description: AMSR-E Validation Soil Moisture Data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.73   S: 41.69   E: -93.16   W: -93.83

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jackson, T. and M. Cosh.
Dataset Title: SMEX02 Iowa Satellite Vegetation and Water Index (NDVI and NDWI) Data
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-29
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-06-06
Stop Date: 2002-07-17
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5
Longitude Resolution: 0.5
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 meters - < 1 km
Vertical Resolution: 1
Vertical Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 10 meters
Temporal Resolution Range: Weekly - < Monthly
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: 27 MB
Distribution Format: Binary
Phone: 301-504-8511
Fax: 301-504-8931
Email: tjackson at
Contact Address:
USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
104 Bldg. 007
City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
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Gao, B.C., 1996: NDWI - A normalized difference water index for remote sensing of vegetation liquid water from space. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 58: 257-266. Richtsmeier, P.K. Acharya, G.P. Anderson, G. Felde, J. Gardner, M. Hoke, L.S. Jeong, B.Pukall, J. Mello, A. Ratkowski and H.H. Burke, 1999. Atmospheric correction for short-wave spectral imagery based on MODTRAN4. SPIE Proc. Imaging ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-02-11
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