Soil and Air Temperatures During the Forest Ecosystem Dynamics - Multisensor Aircraft Campaign
Entry ID: FEDMAC_SOIL_AIR_TEMP

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Summary
Abstract: Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Multisensor Airborne Campaign (FED MAC):
Soil and Air Temperatures

The Biospheric Sciences Branch (formerly Earth Resources Branch)
within the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics at NASA's Goddard Space
Flight Center and associated University investigators are involved in
a research program entitled Forest Ecosystem Dynamics (FED) which is
fundamentally concerned with vegetation change of forest ecosystems at
local to regional spatial scales (100 to 10,000 meters) and temporal
scales ranging from monthly to decadal periods (10 to 100 years). The
nature and extent of the impacts of these changes, as well as the
feedbacks to global climate, may be addressed through modeling the
interactions of the vegetation, soil, and energy components of the
boreal ecosystem.

These data contain soil and air temperatures measured at the tower
site (HF2) in the Howland Forest. The data represent hourly averages:
year, Julian day, time, soil temperatures at 3.8, 7.6, 16.5, 21.6,
31.8, 62.2 cm depths, julian day, time, and air temperature above the
canopy. All temperatures are in degrees C. The duplication of day and
time is due to retrieving data from two data loggers with different
methods of denoting midnight.

There are some hours with missing or invalid data that have been given
'dummy', out of range, values as place holders. These are soil
temperatures for day 147, time 1200 and 1300, and air temperatures for
days 173 through 176, for several hours.



The FED Home Page is at: "http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/".

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 45.0 S: 45.0  E: -68.0  W: -68.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: S.M. Goltz
Dataset Title: Soil and Air Temperatures
Dataset Series Name: FED MAC Home Page
Dataset Release Place: NASA/GSFC
Dataset Publisher: NASA/GSFC
Data Presentation Form: ASCII Tables
Online Resource: http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-03-01
Stop Date: 1988-06-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Project
FED MAC >Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Multisensor Airborne Campaign    [Information]


Keywords
AMS
AUTOMATED METEOROLOGICAL STATIO
FED MAC


Originating Center
NASA/GSFC/FED


Data Center
Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Project, Biospheric Sciences Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BRUCE COOK
Email: bruce.cook at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 614.4
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: WWW
Distribution_Format: ASCII
Fees: Free


Personnel
S M. GOLTZ
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 207-581-2844
Email: goltz at maine.maine.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Applied Ecology and Environmental Science
University of Maine, Orono
City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469-5722
Country: USA


JAMES A. SMITH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-286-4950
Fax: 301-286-1757
Email: jasmith at hemlock.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 920.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Walthall, C.L., M. Kim, D.L. Williams, B.W. Meeson, P.A. Agbu,
J.A. Newcomer, and E.L. Levine. 1993. Data sets for modeling: a
retrospective collection of bidirectional reflectance and forest
ecosystem dynamics multisensor aircraft campaign data sets. Remote
Sensing of Environment; 46:340-346.

Smith, J.A. and S.M. Goltz. 1994. A thermal exitance and energy
balance model for forest canopies. IEEE Trans. Geoscience and
Remote Sensing; 32:1060-1066

Smith, J.A. and S.M. Goltz. 1994. Updated thermal model using
simplified short-wave radiosity calculations. Remote Sensing
of Environment; 47:167-175.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-05-05

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