1. Observation sites and other details
Ten river sections were chosen to observe surface temperature simultaneously in the midstream of Heihe River Basin on 3 July and 4 July, 2012, including Sunan Bridge, Binhe new area, Heihe Bridge, Railway Bridge, Wujiang Bridge, Gaoya Hydrologic Station, Banqiao, Pingchuan Bridge, Yi’s Village, Liu’s Bridge. Self-recording point thermometers (observed once every 6 seconds) were used in Railway Bridge and Gaoya Hydrologic Station while handheld infrared thermometers (observed once of the river section temperature for every 15 minutes) were used in other eight places.
2. Instrument parameters and calibration
The field of view of the self-recording point thermometer and the handheld infrared thermometer are 10 and 1 degree, respectively. The emissivity of the latter was assumed to be 0.95. All instruments were calibrated on 6 July, 2012 using black body during observation.
3. Data storage
All the observation data were stored in excel.
Paper Cite Li X, Liu SM, Xiao Q, Ma MG, Jin R, Che T, Wang WZ, Hu XL, Xu ZW, Wen JG, Wang LX. A multiscale dataset for understanding complex eco-hydrological processes in a heterogeneous oasis system. Scientific Data, 2017, 4: 170083. doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.83.
Dataset Cite Geng Liying,He Xiaobo,Ma Minguo,Wu Guiping,Jia Shuzhen,Zhang Miao,Zhang Yanli,Han Huibang,Ma Chunfeng,Yang Tianjiao,Peng Hongchun,Liu Jie,Yao Yingying,Guo Dong. HiWATER: Simultaneous Observation Dataset of River Surface Temperature in the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin on 3 July and 4 July, 2012. Heihe Plan Science Data Center, 2013. doi:10.3972/hiwater.032.2013.db (Download: RIS | Bibtex)
The dataset is generated from the "Heihe Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research (HiWATER)". User must have a clear statement in the article of the original data source and cite the dataset and papers in the Citation section.