(1) Albedo in Yingke oasis and Huazhaizi desert steppe foci experimental area. Yingke maize field was measured on May 28 and 30, Jun. 3, 16, 20, 27 and 29, Jul. 11 and 14, 2008, Yingke wheat field on May 20 and 29, Jun. 1, 4, 6, 9, 15 and 24, Jul. 7 and 14, 2008, Huazhaizi desert No. 2 plot on Jun. 14, 22 and 30, 2008 and the flax field on Jun. 23, 2008.
(2) Albedo in Linze foci experimental area. Maize was measured on May 25, 2008 and desert and alfalfa on May 24, 2008.
(3) Albedo in Biandukou foci experimental area. The rape field, the grassland and the barley were measured on Jun. 24, 2008, and barley on Jul. 6, 2008.
(4) Zhangye intensive experimental area. The intra-city grassland and the roof of Jingdu Hotel were measured on May 27, 2008.
Besides the shortwave radiometer, the digital multimeter (UNIT) was also used for voltage measuring.
Raw data were archived in paper forms and Excel after input into the computer.
Besides, shorter plants were chosen for measurements as the platform was not high enough. And the distance between the probe and the plant was shorter during the later observation period.
Data Citation Liu Sihan, Liu Qiang, Xin Xiaozhou, Su Gaoli, Xia Chuanfu, Zhou Mengwei. WATER: Dataset of albedo observations in the arid region hydrology experiment area. Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0147.db
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