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SMAPVEX08 Vegetation Water Content Map V001

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The Vegetation Water Content (VWC) map for the Soil Moisture Active Passive Validation Experiment 2008 (SMAPVEX08) was derived by calculating Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) from Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre-4 (SPOT-4) overpasses on 11 October 2008. In addition, samples from a range of vegetation types were used to compare VWC and NDWI to the satellite imagery.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1000001441-NSIDC_ECS
Data First Published 2008-10-11
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2008-10-11
Category SMAPVEX08, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation SMAPVEX08 Vegetation Water Content Map V001. Version 1. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.
Harvest Object Id 9dbbf175-fa15-4f46-86ee-1e72cd1a3162
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -76.25 38.93 -75.55 39.09
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash fda56778290350746561b3ccd90b1e96c9e82d9d16d4c7b7db6499d87715bca8
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2008-10-11T00:00:00Z/2008-10-11T23:59:59.999Z

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