Observation items included:
(1) Snow parameters including the snow surface temperature, the snow-soil interface temperature, the land surface (ground surface) temperature by the handheld infrared thermometer, the snow layer temperature by the probe thermometer, snow depth by the ruler, snow density by the snow shovel, the snow grain size by the handheld microscope and the snow surface temperature synchronizing with MODIS.
(2) Snow albedo by the total radiometer in BG-A from 11:10-13:24 on Mar. 14, 2008.
(3) The snow spectrum by the portable ASD (Xinjiang Meteorological Administration) synchronizing with MODIS in BG-A and BG-I.
Two files including raw data and the preprocessed data were archived.
Data Citation Wang Jian, Ma Mingguo, Bai Yanfen, Bai Yunjie, Chang Cun, Dou Yan, Ge Chunmei, Gu Juan, Hao Xiaohua, Li Hongyi, Liang Ji, Liu Yan, Ma Zhongguo, Shu Lele, Wang Xufeng, Xu Zhen, Zhang Pu. WATER: Dataset of ground truth measurements for snow synchronizing with MODIS in the Binggou watershed foci experimental area on Mar. 14, 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/water973.0083.db
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.