The <Summary> field provides a brief description of the data set along with the purpose of the data. This allows potential users to determine if the data set is useful for their needs. The <Summary> field consists of:
The following are suggestions to populate the <Abstract> field:
The following are suggestions to populate the <Purpose> field:
|Example of the <Summary> field with <Abstract> and <Purpose>:
Example of the <Summary> field with only the <Abstract>
Global monthly AMSR-E-derived Soil Moisture.
The dataset contains global monthly-mean soil moisture statistics (average values and standard deviation) for 1 by 1 degree grid cells. The source for the data is AMSR-E daily estimates of soil moisture (Product name: AMSR_E_L3_DailyLand). The dataset covers the time period starting July 2002.
Data files contain 180 lines with 360 pixels per line. The projection is latitude-longitude with the upper left corner of the first pixel of the first line positioned at 90°N 180°W.
|This document should be cited as:
Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, 2013.
Global Change Master Directory.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.