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SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Georgia, Version 1
Entry ID: NSIDC-0288_1


Summary
Abstract: The parameters for this data set include gravimetric soil moisture, volumetric soil moisture, bulk density, and surface and soil temperature for the Georgia study region. This data set is part of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). The United States portion of SMEX03 was conducted during June and July, 2003. Data are provided in a tab-delimited ASCII text 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.


Purpose: Scientific Research

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 31.82 S: 31.2  E: -83.43  W: -83.94

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: SMEX03 Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data: Georgia, Version 1
Dataset Publisher: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-06-23
Stop Date: 2003-07-02


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


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
PROBES    [Information]
SOIL HEAT PROBE    [Information]
SOIL MOISTURE PROBE    [Information]
SOIL SAMPLER    [Information]
TEMPERATURE PROBES    [Information]
DIELECTRIC PROBE    [Information]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED

National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED


Personnel
NASA NATIONAL SNOW AND ICE DATA CENTER DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER
Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA


DAVID BOSCH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
City: Tifton
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 31794
Country: USA


THOMAS JACKSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: tom.jackson at ars.usda.gov
Contact Address:
BARC-West
City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA


VENKAT LAKSHMI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
City: Columbia
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Country: USA


JENNIFER JACOBS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
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:
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


DAVID BOSCH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
City: Tifton
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 31794
Country: USA


THOMAS JACKSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: tom.jackson at ars.usda.gov
Contact Address:
BARC-West
City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA


VENKAT LAKSHMI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
City: Columbia
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Country: USA


JENNIFER JACOBS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16



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