Surface Moisture Index (SMI) Drought Maps from the University of Montana, EOS Training Center
Entry ID: SMI_UM-EOS

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Summary
Abstract: Surface Moisture Index (SMI) data is available for both land
management and fire management applications from the University of
Montana Earth Observing System Training Center, Natural Resource
Project.

SMI is mapped using vegetation status as determined from Normalized
Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and surface temperature derived
from NOAA AVHRR satellite data. An algorithm is used to ... View entire text
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Description: Surface Moisture Index browse and ERDAS images for land management.

Description: Surface Moisture Index browse and ERDAS images for fire management.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 23.0   E: -70.0   W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Running, S.W.
Dataset Title: Surface Moisture Index (SMI)
Dataset Series Name: Surface Moisture Index
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: Missoula, MT
Dataset Publisher: EOS Training Center, UM
Online Resource: http://eostc.umt.edu/Forestry/Products/Drought.asp
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-04-17
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: weekly
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
EOS Training Center, University of Montana Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://eostc.umt.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHELE THORNTON
Phone: 406-243-6263
Fax: 406-243-4510
Email: Michele at ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:
School of Forestry-NTSG
The University of Montana
City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online WWW
Distribution Size: varies
Distribution Format: browse images or ERDAS files
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (406) 243-6311
Fax: (406) 243-4510
Email: swr at ntsg.umt.edu
Contact Address:
School of Forestry
University of Montana
City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59812-1063
Country: USA
Publications/References
Nemani, R.R., L.L. Pierce, and S.W. Running. (1993). Developing
satellite-derived estimates of surface moisture status. Journal of
Applied Meteorology, 32: 548-557.

Nemani, R.R. and S.W. Running. 1989. Estimation of regional resistance
to evapotranspiration from NDVI and Thermal-IR AVHRR Data. Journal of
Applied Meteorology. 28(4): 276-284.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-01-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-10-18
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