NOAA Soil Moisture Products System (SMOPS) Daily Blended Products


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            title:  NOAA Soil Moisture Products System (SMOPS) Daily Blended Products
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        abstract:  The Soil Moisture Operational Products System (SMOPS) combines soil moisture retrievals from multiple satellite sensors to provide a global soil moisture map with high spatial coverage. SMOPS provides a seamless soil moisture map over global land from six satellites, including GPM, SMAP, GCOM-W1, SMOS, Metop-A, and Metop-B. The global soil moisture maps are generated in daily intervals with the most recent 24 hours of soil moisture from multiple retrieval algorithms, and mapped with a cylindrical projection on 0.25 x 0.25 degree grid. For each grid point of the map, the output includes soil moisture values as a percentage (vol/vol) of the surface (top 1-5 cm) soil layer with associated quality information and metadata. The daily product is available in netCDF file format. The archive period of record begins in March 2017. See the Details Section below for more information.
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                    aName:  byte
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                    aName:  byte
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                    aName:  short
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                    aName:  short
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              MemberName:
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                    aName:  short
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              MemberName:
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                    aName:  short
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                attributeType:
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                    aName:  short
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            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
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                        facsimile:  1-828-271-4876
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  151 Patton Avenue
                        deliveryPoint:  Veach-Baley Federal Building, Room 468
                        city:  Asheville
                        administrativeArea:  NC
                        postalCode:  28801-5001
                        country:  USA
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                fees:  In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode)
            extent:  #boundingExtent
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
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                description:  For a complete description of the processing steps, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document and Users Manual.
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                                date:  2016
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                                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                                role: (missing)
                        description:  See Algorithm Citation
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
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                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) asNeeded
        maintenanceNote:  Bulk metadata change applied on 2018-11-05. See version control repository history for metadata change details.