SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Georgia
Entry ID: NSIDC-0327

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Summary
Abstract: This data set provides imagery developed from Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) data for use in studying land cover features during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). One false color image is provided for the regional study areas northwest of Tifton, Georgia, USA for 20 July 2003. The image is the result of combining bands 2, 3, and 4 as blue, green, and red to generate false color composites. Data are provided in GeoTIFF formatted files and are available via FTP. These data were collected as part of a validation study for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). AMSR-E is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 04 May 2002. AMSR-E validation studies linked to SMEX are designed to evaluate the accuracy of AMSR-E soil moisture data. Specific validation objectives include assessing and refining soil moisture algorithm performance; verifying soil moisture estimation accuracy; investigating the effects of vegetation, surface temperature, topography, and soil texture on soil moisture accuracy; and determining the regions that are useful for AMSR-E soil moisture measurements.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: AMSR-E Validation Data at NSIDC


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data at NSIDC


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: SMEX Product Web Site


Geographic Coverage
 N: 31.96 S: 30.9  E: -83.36  W: -83.97

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cosh, M.
Dataset Title: SMEX03 Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery: Georgia
Dataset Release Date: 2007-11-27
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0327


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-07-20
Stop Date: 2003-07-20


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


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
LANDSAT-5    [Information]


Instrument
TM >Thematic Mapper    [Information]


Project
SMEX03 >Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Keywords
AMSR-E
Landsat-5
NASA
NSIDC
Reflected Spectral Radiance
Satellite Imagery
SMEX


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_DAAC


Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 18.2 MB
Distribution_Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)


Personnel
MICHAEL COSH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (301) 504-6461
Fax: (301) 504-8931
Email: mcosh at hydrolab.arsusda.gov
Contact Address:
USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
104 Bldg. 007
BARC-West
City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Publications/References
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Landsat Missions. 1 May 2008. http://landsat.usgs.gov/ 1 May 2008. Sheffner, Ed. Landsat Program. 5 October 1991. http://geo.arc.nasa.gov/sge/landsat/landsat.html 31 October 2007. SMEX03: Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003. 23 October 2006. http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex03/ 29 October 2007.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-11-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19

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