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SMEX03 Geolocation Information: Georgia
Entry ID: NSIDC-0367


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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 ancillary data set consists of geographic coordinates for the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). Geolocation information is provided for SMEX03 rainfall network and gravimetric sampling locations conducted in the regional study area of Georgia, USA. Geolocation information is also provided for rain gauge sites in the Little River (LR) micronet located within the state of Georgia. Coordinates were obtained 1 July 2003 using Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements. The volume of the data set is approximately 30 kilobytes. Data are provided in one tab-delimited ASCII text file and one Microsoft Excel file, 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: 31.8 S: 31.5  E: -83.5  W: -83.8

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bosch, D.
Dataset Title: SMEX03 Geolocation Information: Georgia
Dataset Release Date: 2009-02-10
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-0367


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-07-01
Stop Date: 2003-07-01


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


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GPS >Global Positioning System Satellites    [Information]


Instrument
GPS >Global Positioning System    [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
Ancillary Data
Geolocation
Hydrology
NASA
NSIDC DAAC
SMEX
Soil Moisture


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: 28 KB
Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 2 KB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
DAVID BOSCH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
City: Tifton
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 31794
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
Please visit the USDA SMEX03 Web site (http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/smex03/) for in-depth information on the science mission and goal of the SMEX project.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-20


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