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SMEX02 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Iowa
Entry ID: NSIDC-0200

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Abstract: The Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) is a seven-channel, four-frequency, linearly polarized passive microwave radiometric system. Data are brightness temperatures given by channel: 85.5 GHz, 37.0 GHz, 22.2 GHz, and 19.3 GHz. The study was conducted between 29 April and 13 July 2002 in the SMEX02 Iowa study area. Data are provided as ASCII text files and are available via FTP. These data ... View entire text
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Description: AMSR-E Validation Soil Moisture

Description: AMSR-E Validation Soil Moisture
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.5   S: 34.5   E: -90.0   W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jackson, T. and J. Wen.
Dataset Title: SMEX02 SSM/I Brightness Temperature Data, Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-09
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-04-29
Stop Date: 2002-07-13
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Originating Center
Data Center
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
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 Size: 175 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 301-504-8511
Fax: 301-504-8931
Email: tjackson at
Contact Address:
USDA ARS Hydrology Lab
104 Bldg. 007
City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA
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Heymsfield, G. A. and R. Fulton. 1992. Modulation of SSM/I Microwave Soil Radiances by Rainfall. Remote Sensing of Environment, 29:187-202. Hollinger, J. P., J. L. Peirce, and G. A. Poe. 1990. SSM/I Instrument Evaluation. IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 28:781-790. Jackson, T. J. 1997. Soil Moisture Estimation Using SSM/I Satellite Data Over a Grass Land Region. Water Resources Research, 33:1475-1484. Teng, W. L., J. R. Wang, and P. C. Doraiswamy. 1993. Relationship between Satellite Microwave Radiometric Data, Antecedent Precipitation Index, and Regional Soil Moisture. Int. Journal of Remote Sensing, 14:2483-2500.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-23

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