SMAPVEX08 Vegetation Water Content Map V001

Metadata Updated: March 23, 2019

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 August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date March 23, 2019

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date March 23, 2019
Publisher NSIDC
Unique Identifier C1000001441-NSIDC_ECS
Michael Cosh
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
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Citation Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NSIDC. Cosh, M. 2015. SMAPVEX08 Vegetation water content map. indicate subset used. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.
Datagov Dedupe Retained 20190322235447
Harvest Object Id 6fb78ccc-182e-4060-bea2-f666ae8b0711
Harvest Source Id 39e4ad2a-47ca-4507-8258-852babd0fd99
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2015-06-16
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2015-06-16
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 07c47b677d48559e77dc24cca1e0bf75e7ae6e4a
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -76.25 38.93 -75.55 39.09
Temporal 2008-10-11T00:00:00Z/2008-10-11T23:59:59Z
Category SMAPVEX08, geospatial

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