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SMEX04 Surface Temperature Data: Arizona
Entry ID: NSIDC-0400


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Summary
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 contains data from in situ infrared thermometer measurements collected in Arizona during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2004 (SMEX04). Surface temperature was measured using an Apogee Infrared Thermometer from 23 June 2004 to 30 September 2004. Surface temperatures are five minute averages of one minute samples. The total volume of this data set is 3.239 megabytes in seven ASCII text files. The data 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


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


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: SMEX Product Web Site


Geographic Coverage
 N: 31.422 S: 31.112  E: -109.718  W: -110.239

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Keefer, T., D. Goodrich, and S. Moran.
Dataset Title: SMEX04 Surface Temperature Data: Arizona
Dataset Release Date: 2009-06-16
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-0400


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-06-23
Stop Date: 2004-09-30


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


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
INFRARED THERMOMETERS    [Information]


Project
SMEX04 >Soil Moisture Experiments in 2004    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Keywords
AMSR-E
DAAC
Ground Temperature
Land Surface Temperature
NASA
National Snow and Ice Data Center
NSIDC
NSIDC DAAC
SMEX
Surface Temperature
Surface Temperatures


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: 3.239 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
TIMOTHY KEEFER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (520) 670-6381 ext. 158
Fax: (520) 670-5550
Email: tim.keefer at ars.usda.gov
Contact Address:
2000 E ALLEN RD
City: Tucson
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 85719-1596
Country: USA


DAVID C. GOODRICH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: dgoodrich at tucson.ars.ag.gov
Contact Address:
USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center
2000 East Allen Road
City: Tucson
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 85719-1596
Country: USA


SUSAN MORAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 520-670-6381 ext. 171
Email: smoran at tucson.ars.ag.gov
Contact Address:
2000 E. Allen Road
City: Tucson
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 85719
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
Refer to the USDA SMEX04 Web site (http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex04/) for in-depth information on the science mission and goal of the SMEX project.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19


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