1. Observation time
On 1 August, 2014
2. Observation samples
Three field samples were chosen in the fly zone, which were large areas of homogeneous vegetation (with high coverage), water, and concrete floor.
3. Observation method
Surface temperature values were observed continuously for each sample using handheld infrared thermometers during the imager went into the flying area.
4. Instrument parameters and calibration
The field of view of the handheld infrared thermometer is one degree and the emissivity was assumed to be 0.95. All instruments were calibrated on 31 July, 2014 using a black body.
5. Data storage
All the observation data were stored in an excel.
Geng Liying, Ma Mingguo, Li Yimeng, Ren Zhiguo, Zhou Shengnan, Guo Dong. HiWATER: Simultaneous Observation Dataset of Land Surface Temperature in the lower reaches of the Heihe River Basin. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2015. 10.3972/hiwater.269.2015.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.