dataset : SMEX03 Surface and Soil Temperature Measurements: Alabama

National Snow & Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center


SMEX03 Surface and Soil Temperature Measurements: Alabama

This data set contains land surface temperature and soil temperature data at depths of 1 cm, 5 cm, and 10 cm collected during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX03). The data were collected from 21 June 2003 to 2 July 2003 in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee, USA at crop, pasture, and forested sites. Data are provided in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and an 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.

Identified by : NSIDC-0319

This dataset was released on October 15, 2007.

The time range for this dataset is June 21, 2003 to July 02, 2003.

The spatial range for this dataset is 34.68° to 35.16° latitude, and -87.07° to -85.78° longitude. map (center)

DOI : 10.5067/1F8EDIZP7W1C
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