(1) The time-continuous surface radiative temperature by the automatic thermometer (FOV: 10°; six from BNU with emissivity 0.95; two from Institute of Remote Sensing Applications with emissivity 1.00, observing at nadir at an intervals of one second.
The maize canopy, the bare land and the wheat canopy in Yingke oasis maize field, the wheat canopy in Yingke oasis wheat field, the maize canopy in Huazhaizi desert maize field, vegetation and the bare land in Huazhaizi desert No. 1 and 2 plots and three intensive plots (Huazhaizi desert No. 3 plot, the barley field and the maize field near the resort) were measured on May 20, 24, 28, 30 and 31, Jun. 1, 3, 4, 16, 29 and 30, Jul. 1, 7, 9 and 11, 2008.
The dataset of ground truth measurement was synchronizing with WiDAS (Wide-angle Infrared Dual-mode line/area Array Scanner), OMIS-II, TM, ASTER, MODIS, Hyperion and CHRIS. Diurnal variation in the radiative temperature was recorded as well. Raw data, blackbody calibrated data and processed data were archived in Excel format.
(2) the surface radiative temperature by the handheld infrared thermometer (FOV:1°; accuracy: 0.1°C) in Yingke oasis maize field and wheat field, Huazhaizi desert maize field, No. 1 and 2 plots, and the maize field at the resort on May 20, 28, 30 and 31, Jun. 1, 4, 16 and 29, Jul. 4, 7 and 11, 2008. Besides, the four component temperature was also measured in Yingke oasis maize field and wheat field, Huazhaizi desert maize field. Raw data and processed data on the surface radiative temperature were archived.
Data Citation Ren huazhong, Yan Guangjian, Xin Xiaozhou, Chen Ling, Liu Qiang, Kang Guoting, Qian Yonggang, Wang Tianxing, Li Xiaoyu, Ren Zhixing, Wang Haoxing, Chai Yuan, Zhou Chunyan, Xia Chuanfu, Shu Lele, Shen Xinyi, Li Xinhui, Yang Guijun, Li Xiaoyu, Huang Bo. WATER: Dataset of Land Surface Temperature observations in the Yingke oasis and Huazhaizi desert steppe foci experimental areas. Beijing Normal University; Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Peking University; Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; National Engineering Research Center for Information Technology in Agriculture; South China Agricultural University; University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0144.db
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