SMEX02 Passive and Active L and S band System (PALS) Data

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Citation:
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Originator: Njoku, E. G.
Publication_Date: 20030929
Title: SMEX02 Passive and Active L and S band System (PALS) Data
Edition: 1
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0183
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains calibrated sensor measurements acquired by the Passive and Active L- and S-band (PALS) airborne microwave sensor during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02). This data set includes radiometer brightness temperatures (TB) at 1.41 and 2.69 GHz, and radar backscatter coefficients at 1.26 and 3.15 GHz, with multiple polarizations and a 45° incidence angle. The data are geolocated with latitude and longitude information for each data sample. Included are coregistered nadir and boresight infrared temperatures, altitude, and attitude information. Radar and radiometric studies are relevant to SMEX02 because the data indicates wet soil versus dry soil based on differences in emissivity in the microwave spectral region. Data are provided as ASCII files for each flight line and day of the mission. Ten flight lines were flown each day. Flights took place on June 25, 27, and July 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 2002. 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.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Wilson, W.J., S. H. Yueh, S. J. Dinardo, S. Chazanoff, F. K. Li, and Y. Rahmat-Samii (2001): Passive Active L- and S-band (PALS) Microwave Sensor for Ocean Salinity and Soil Moisture Measurements, IEEE Trans. Geoscience Remote Sensing 39, 1039-1048.
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Beginning_Date: 20020625
Ending_Date: 20020708
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.775
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.4013
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.9952
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.9213
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR BACKSCATTER
Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
Theme_Keyword: INFRARED RADIOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: RADAR > RADIO DETECTION AND RANGING
Theme_Keyword: RADIOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: SMEX02 > SOIL MOISTURE EXPERIMENTS IN 2002
Theme_Keyword: ISMEX > IOWA SOIL MOISTURE EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: Airborne Radar Sounding
Theme_Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Theme_Keyword: L- Band Radar
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Theme_Keyword: Nsidc > National Snow And Ice Data Center
Theme_Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
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Theme_Keyword: Smex
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC_DAAC > NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
Resource_Description: NSIDC-0183
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Format_Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Online_Option:
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http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://nsidc.org
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/soil_moistur...
Access_Instructions:
Soil Moisture Experiment (SMEX)
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030929
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140707
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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