SMEX04 Vegetation Water Content Data, Arizona
Entry ID: NSIDC-0391

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Abstract: Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited. This data set consists of Vegetation Water Content (VWC) data for two Soil Moisture Experiment 2004 (SMEX04) regional study areas: Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico. VWC ... View entire text
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Description: AMSR-E Validation Data

Description: AMSR-E/Aqua Data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 32.69   S: 29.33   E: -108.56   W: -111.4

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cosh, M., E. R. Hunt, Jr., T. Jackson, and M. T. Yilmaz.
Dataset Title: SMEX04 Vegetation Water Content Data, Arizona
Dataset Release Date: 2009-05-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-07-29
Stop Date: 2004-08-30
LANDSAT-5 Ancillary Description
Quality The pixel resolution of the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument is 30 m by 30 m, but the sampling size of Vegetation Water Content (VWC) at the surface is less than 1 m2. Also, though field data were collected for the duration of the experiment from 29 July to 30 August 2004, only two days of satellite data were available during the study period: 29 July 2004 and 30 August 2004, the first and last days of the experiment. Some error in comparing ground data to satellite imagery was therefore unavoidable.
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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
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: 100 MB
Distribution Format: Binary
Phone: (301) 504-6461
Fax: (301) 504-8931
Email: mcosh 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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Please visit the USDA SMEX04 Web site ( for in-depth information on the science mission and goal of the SMEX project.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-20
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