[Parameters: Topic='LAND SURFACE', Term='SOILS', Variable_Level_1='SOIL COMPACTION']
SOIL MOISTURE TRANSECT DATA (FIFE)Entry ID: FIFE_SM_TRAN
Abstract: The aim of the FIFE soil moisture transect work was to characterize spatial and temporal patterns of soil moisture along selected transects at the FIFE study area. Two levels of ground data were collected to support the passive microwave (PBMR) flights over the Konza experimental area. The water content measurements were collected using gravimetric methods. Soil moisture measured along a transect is necessary to calibrate airborne moisture instruments or compare data obtained from them. Soil units in a landscape are inherently heterogeneous, which leads to variations in moisture content along an aircraft flight path on the ground. In order to reduce errors, values on the flight path were sampled at close intervals.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ENGMAN, E.T.WANG, J.R.
Dataset Title: SOIL MOISTURE TRANSECT DATA (FIFE)
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/113Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=113&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1985-06-13Stop Date: 1987-10-15
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: clynch at neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov
Hydrological Sciences Branch Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1994-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-05-23