dataset : SMEX03 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN): Oklahoma

National Snow & Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center


SMEX03 Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN): Oklahoma

This data set contains measurements taken during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03) from 1 June 2003 to 31 July 2003 from sensors at Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) stations located in Fort Reno and Little Washita, OK, USA. Parameters measured include precipitation, barometric pressure, air temperature, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, soil moisture, soil temperature, soil dielectric constant, and soil salinity. Data are provided as tab-delimited ASCII text 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.

Identified by : NSIDC-0295

This dataset was released on July 25, 2006.

The time range for this dataset is June 01, 2003 to July 31, 2003.

The spatial range for this dataset is 34.95° to 35.55° latitude, and -98.02° to -97.98° longitude. map (center)

DOI : 10.5067/PDDQ8CUTFGJ5
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