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SMAPVEX16 Iowa PALS Brightness Temperature and Soil Moisture Data V001

This product contains data derived from permanent in situ soil stations and observations by the Passive Active L-band System (PALS) microwave aircraft instrument. The PALS instrument was mounted to a DC-3 aircraft, which flew six parallel flight lines at an altitude of 3000 m in order to map a study area in South Fork, Iowa, United States. A total of 20 soil stations were distributed throughout this same area. The soil characteristics included in this data set are volumetric soil moisture, vertically and horizontally polarized brightness temperature, effective soil temperature, effective vegetation temperature, vegetation water content, land cover classification, sand and clay fraction, and volumetric soil moisture uncertainty estimates.

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