SMEX03 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0333

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Abstract: This data set includes data collected over the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03) areas of Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma, USA during May to August 2003, and Brazil during November to December 2003. The SeaWinds scatterometer on NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) satellite collected backscatter data. Data are provided in Brigham Young University - Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (BYU-MERS) ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -7.0   S: -17.0   E: -40.0   W: -50.0
  N: 38.0   S: 28.0   E: -80.0   W: -90.0
  N: 40.0   S: 30.0   E: -93.0   W: -103.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: David Long
Dataset Title: SMEX03 QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Backscatter Data
Dataset Series Name: SMEX
Dataset Release Date: 2008-03-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital media
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-05-01
Stop Date: 2003-08-31

Start Date: 2003-11-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31
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Data Center
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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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: 504 MB
Distribution Format: GIF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 504 MB
Distribution Format: SIR
Phone: 801-422-4383
Fax: 801-422-0201
Email: long at
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BYU Center for Remote Sensing
Brigham Young University
459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA
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Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder. 2007. 6 March 2008. Falcon, Peter and Cecelia Lawshe. 'Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.' Winds: Measuring Ocean Winds from Space. 6 March 2008. SMEX03: Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003. 23 October 2006. 29 October 2007.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-03-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-03-09
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