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WATER: Dataset of airborne WiDAS mission in the Zhangye-Yingke-Huazhaizi flight zone on Jun. 29, 2008 Chinese Version

The dataset of airborne WiDAS mission was obtained in the Zhangye-Yingke-Huazhaizi flight zone on Jun. 29, 2008.

Intra-band data available for general users include Level-2C data (after geometric, radiometric and atmospheric corrections), Level-1B browse image (after intra-band matching) and Level-2B browse image (after registration). The raw data, Level-1A, and data processing parameters were filed; applications would be evaluated prior to access. Data processing started in Aug. 2008 and ended in Apr. 2009, and in Nov. 2009, CCD data were reprocessed to adjust radiometric calibration.

The flying time of each route was as follows:

id flight relative height starttime endtime data size data state data quality ground targets
1 3#15 1500m 10:54:47 11:10:55 123 processed; complete good
2 3#13 1500m 11:15:39 11:15:11 114 processed; complete good
3 3#10 1500m 13:55:47 14:11:27 116 processed; complete good the resort, Yingke weather station maize field and Yingke wheat field
4 3#9 1500m 14:08:35 14:16:11 115 processed; complete good the wetland park,Zhangye city,Yingke weather station maize field, Yingke wheat field, and Huazhaizi desert maize field
5 3#7 1500m 14:22:07 14:29:47 116 processed; complete good
6 3#5 1500m 14:34:15 14:41:43 113 processed; complete good Huazhaizi desert plot 1
7 3#3 1500m 14:47:11 14:54:47 115 processed; complete good Huazhaizi desert plot 2
8 3#1 1500m 14:57:51 15:13:03 109 processed; complete good


Data Citation Liu Qiang, Xiao Qing, Liu Zhigang, Li Xin, Ma Mingguo, Fang Li, Li Bo, Wen Jianguang, Peng Jingjing, Wang Heshun. WATER: Dataset of airborne WiDAS mission in the Zhangye-Yingke-Huazhaizi flight zone on Jun. 29, 2008. Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing Normal University; Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0201.db

Special Publications

  1. Li X, Li XW, Li ZY, Ma MG, Wang J, Xiao Q, Liu Q, Che T, Chen EX, Yan GJ, Hu ZY, Zhang LX, Chu RZ, Su PX, Liu QH, Liu SM, Wang JD, Niu Z, Chen Y, Jin R, Wang WZ, Ran YH, Xin XZ, Ren HZ. Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009, 114(D22103), doi:10.1029/2008JD011590.Detail | Download
  2. Wang Liangxu, Wang Shuguo, Ran Youhua. Data Sharing and Data Set Application of Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2014, 11(11):2020-2024. doi:10.1109/LGRS.2014.2319301Detail | Download
  3. Li X, Li XW, Roth K, Menenti M, Wagner W. Preface 'Observing and modeling the catchment scale water cycle'. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2011, 15(2): 597-601. doi:10.5194/hess-15-597-2011.Detail | Download

Cited By

  1. Liu ZY, Ma LL, Tang LL, Qian YG. LAI Retrieval Based on PROSPECT-SAILH Model from Multi-Angular Data of WiDAS Imaging System. Advanced Materials Research, 2012, 518-523: 5697-5703.Detail
  2. Liu Q, Yan CY, Xiao Q, Yan GJ, Fang L. Separating vegetation and soil temperature using airborne multiangular remote sensing image data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 2012, 17: 66-75, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2011.10.003.Detail


The dataset is generated from the "Watershed Airborne Telemetry Experimental Research (WATER) “, the user must have a clear statement in the article of the original data source and adopt the reference style providing by the metadata in the References section.


  • National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program) (No. 2007CB714400)
  • The CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) Action Plan for West Development Project (No. KZCX2-XB2-09)

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