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WATER: Dataset of ground truth measurements for snow synchronizing with airborne microwave radiometers (K&Ka bands) mission in the Binggou watershed foci experimental area on Mar. 29, 2008 Chinese Version


The dataset of ground truth measurements for snow was obtained, synchronizing with airborne microwave radiometers (K&Ka bands) mission in the Binggou watershed foci experimental area on Mar. 29, 2008. Those provide reliable ground data for retrieval of snow properties and parameters, especially snow depth and snow water equivalent study.

Observation items include (1) snow density, snow complex permittivity, snow volumetric moisture and snow gravimetric moisture by the snowfork in BG-A; (2) snow parameters in BG-A (18 points), BG-B (20 points), BG-EF (20 points) and BG-I (20 points): snow depth by the ruler, the snow temperature (mean of two measurements) by the probe thermometer, snow grain size by the handheld microscope, snow density by the cutting ring for each snow layer, and the snow surface temperature and the snow-soil interface temperature by the handheld infrared thermometer. For each snow pit, the snowpack was divided into several layers with 10-cm intervals of snow depth.

Two files including raw data and pre-processed data were archived.


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Data Citation Wang Jian, Ma Mingguo, Bai Yanfen, Bai Yunjie, Cao Yongpan, Chang Cun, Dou Yan, Ge Chunmei, Gu Juan, Han Xujun, Hao Xiaohua, Jiang Tenglong, Li Hongyi, Li Zhe, Liang Ji, Liu Yan, Ma Zhongguo, Shu Lele, Wang Xufeng, Xu Zhen, Xiao Pengfeng, Zhu Shijie, Zhang Pu. WATER: Dataset of ground truth measurements for snow synchronizing with airborne microwave radiometers (K&Ka bands) mission in the Binggou watershed foci experimental area on Mar. 29, 2008. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Desert Meteorology, CMA, Urumqi. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0091.db


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Limitations

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.

Fund

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

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