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SMEX02 Airborne GPS Bistatic Radar Data, Iowa
Entry ID: NSIDC-0275

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Abstract: This data set contains measurements of Global Positioning System (GPS) signals reflected from the Earth's surface and collected on an airborne platform. The measurements were taken over the Soil Moisture Experiments 2002 (SMEX02) Walnut Creek Watershed area in Iowa, USA. The reflections collected were from flat agricultural land with mostly corn and soybean crops in mid-development.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.01   S: 41.91   E: -93.4   W: -93.8

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Masters, D.
Dataset Title: SMEX02 Airborne GPS Bistatic Radar Data, Iowa
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0275
Dataset Release Date: 2005-08-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: CCAR: University of Colorado, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-06-19
Stop Date: 2002-07-08
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Use Constraints These data are considered exploratory. The techniques to estimate geophysical parameters from these data are being continuously refined. Usage of these data is granted without restriction, but acknowledgment of the source and PI is appreciated.
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: HDF
Phone: 303.492.4075
Fax: 303.492.2825
Email: mastersd at
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University of Colorado
CB 431/ CCAR
PO Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0431
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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