SMEX03 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Alabama
Entry ID: NSIDC-0338

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Abstract: This data set provides brightness temperature data acquired during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03) by the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I). The study was conducted between 29 April 2003 and 29 September 2003 in the SMEX03 Alabama/Georgia study area, between 29 April 2003 and 23 September 2003 in the SMEX03 Oklahoma study area, and between 29 September 2003 and 28 February 2004 in ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 38.0   S: 28.0   E: -80.0   W: -90.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jackson, T.
Dataset Title: SMEX03 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Alabama
Dataset Release Date: 2008-04-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-04-29
Stop Date: 2003-09-29
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Originating Center
Data Center
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Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
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: 275 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 301-504-8511
Fax: 301-504-8931
Email: tjackson at
Contact Address:
USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
104 Bldg. 007
City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
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Heymsfield, G. A. and R. Fulton. 1992. Modulation of SSM/I microwave soil radiances by rainfall. Remote Sensing of Environment. 29:187-202. Hollinger, J. P., J. L. Peirce, and G. A. Poe. 1990. SSM/I instrument evaluation. IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 28:781-790. Jackson, T. J. 1997. Soil moisture estimation using SSM/I satellite data over a grass land region. Water Resources Research. 33:1475-1484. Teng, W. L., J. R. Wang, and P. C. Doraiswamy. 1993. Relationship between satellite microwave radiometric data, antecedent precipitation index, and regional soil moisture. Int. J. of Remote Sensing. 14:2483-2500.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19
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