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WATER: Dataset of the albedo measurements in the Linze station foci experimental area Chinese Version

The dataset of the albedo measurements was obtained by the shortwave radiometer (KippZonen CMP3, 310nm-2800nm, 1m above the ground) in the Linze station foci experimental area. Sand, psammophyte and withered annual herbs in A9 of the south-north desert strip and LY07, and flax, maize and tomatoes in Linze station were measured on May 28, Jun. 5, 6, 15, 22, 25, 30 and Jul. 4, 2008.

Voltage was measured manually by the digital multimeter (UNIT) at intervals of 2 minutes for albedo from May 28 to Jun. 22; self-recording Campbell CR1000 was used at intervals of 1s from Jun. 25 to Jul. 4. TIMESTAMP (observation time), SOLAR_UP_AVG (downward shortwave radiation), SOLAR_DOWN_AVG (upward shortwave radiation), SOLAR_NET_AVG (net radiation)= SOLAR_UP_AVG - SOLAR_DOWN_AVG, albedo_Avg (albedo) = SOLAR_DOWN_AVG / SOLAR_UP_AVG, batt_volt_Min (voltage), and ptemp (CR1000 temperature) were all recorded.

Manual data were archived as Excel files and the self-recording data in .dat, which were processed into Excel.


Data Citation Qian Jinbo, Zhu Shijie, Bai Yanfen. WATER: Dataset of the albedo measurements in the Linze station foci experimental area. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0114.db

Special Publications

  1. Li X, Li XW, Li ZY, Ma MG, Wang J, Xiao Q, Liu Q, Che T, Chen EX, Yan GJ, Hu ZY, Zhang LX, Chu RZ, Su PX, Liu QH, Liu SM, Wang JD, Niu Z, Chen Y, Jin R, Wang WZ, Ran YH, Xin XZ, Ren HZ. Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009, 114(D22103), doi:10.1029/2008JD011590.Detail | Download
  2. Wang Liangxu, Wang Shuguo, Ran Youhua. Data Sharing and Data Set Application of Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2014, 11(11):2020-2024. doi:10.1109/LGRS.2014.2319301Detail | Download
  3. Li X, Li XW, Roth K, Menenti M, Wagner W. Preface 'Observing and modeling the catchment scale water cycle'. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2011, 15(2): 597-601. doi:10.5194/hess-15-597-2011.Detail | Download


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.


  • 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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