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Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface Data Sets

AirMOSS: The goal of NASA’s Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface (AirMOSS) investigation is to provide high-resolution observations of root-zone soil moisture over regions representative of the major North American climatic habitats (biomes), quantify the impact of variations in soil moisture on the estimation of regional carbon fluxes, and extrapolate the reduced-uncertainty estimates of regional carbon fluxes to the continental scale of North America. The AirMOSS campaign used an airborne ultra-high frequency synthetic aperture radar flown on a Gulfstream-III aircraft to derive estimates of soil moisture down to approximately 1.2 meters. Extensive ground, tower, and aircraft in-situ measurements were collected to validate root-zone soil measurements and carbon flux model estimates. The AirMOSS soil measurements can be used to better understand carbon fluxes and their associated uncertainties on a continental scale. Additionally, AirMOSS data provide a direct means for validating root-zone soil measurement algorithms from the Soil Moisture Active & Passive (SMAP) mission and assessing the impact of fine-scale heterogeneities in its coarse-resolution products.

All AirMOSS data sets are available FREE of charge. New AirMOSS data sets are marked new. AirMOSS Data Sets requiring special processing are marked SPR. You will need to sign in to order AirMOSS data sets. Currently 18 AirMOSS data sets are available online.

Beginning the AirMOSS dataset list

Campaign (17 data sets)

Campaign AirMOSS data set Published Documentation Download Size THREDDS
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, BERMS, Canada, 2012-20152016-08-03
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, Chamela, Mexico, 2012-20152016-08-03
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, Duke Forest, 2012-20152016-08-04
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, Harvard Forest, 2012-20152016-08-04
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, Howland Forest, 2012-20152016-08-04
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, La Selva, 2012-20152016-08-08
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, Metolius, 2012-20152016-08-08
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, MOISST, 2012-20152016-08-08
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, Tonzi Ranch, 2012-20152016-08-08
* AirMOSS: L1 S-0 Polarimetric Data from AirMOSS P-band SAR, Walnut Gulch, 2012-20152016-08-08
* AirMOSS: L2 Airborne Carbon Flux at Selected AirMOSS Sites, 2012-20142016-10-11 42.3 MB
* AirMOSS: L2 Hourly In-Ground Soil Moisture at AirMOSS Sites, 2011-20152016-09-02 3.0 MB
* AirMOSS: L2 Hourly Precipitation at AirMOSS Sites, 2011-20152016-09-02 0.7 MB
* AirMOSS: L2/3 Volumetric Soil Moisture Profiles Derived From Radar, 2012-20152016-09-29 2328.2 MB
* AirMOSS: L4 Daily Modeled Net Ecosystem Exchange (NEE), AirMOSS sites, 2012-20142016-11-22 96.2 MB
* AirMOSS: L4 Modeled Net Ecosystem Exchange (NEE), Continental USA, 2012-20142016-11-30 23.3 MB
* AirMOSS: L4 Modeled Volumetric Root Zone Soil Moisture, 2012-20152016-12-15

Tool (1 data set)

Tool AirMOSS data set Published Documentation Download Size
* Soil Moisture Visualizer SPR2017-04-13

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