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WATER: Dataset of BRDF observations in the Linze station foci experimental area Chinese Version

The dataset of BRDF observations was obtained in the Linze station foci experimental area from May 25 to Jul. 11, 2008. Spectrum of the maize field quadrate and desert scrub quadrate in Wulidun farmland (May 25, 28, 30, Jun. 29 and Jul. 11), the desert transit zone strip (May 28 and 30) and Linze station quadrates (Jun. 25, 30 and Jul. 9) was measured by ASD Spectroradiometer (350~2 500 nm) from BNU, the reference board (40% before Jun. 15 and 20% hereafter), two observation platforms of BNU make and one of Institute of Remote Sensing Applications make. Raw spectral data were archived as binary files, which were recorded daily in detail, and pre-processed data on reflectance and transmittivity were archived as text files (.txt).

See the metadata record “WATER: Dataset of setting of the sampling plots and stripes in the Linze station foci experimental area” for more information of the quadrate locations.


Data Citation Qu Yonghua, Xiao Zhiqiang, Li Shihua, Yu Yingjie, Li Jing, Li Xiangyun, Liu Sihan, Sun Qingsong, Chen Shaohui, Jiang Hao. WATER: Dataset of BRDF observations in the Linze station foci experimental area. Beijing Normal University; Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0299.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.


  • National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program) (No. 2007CB714400)
  • The CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) Action Plan for West Development Project (No. KZCX2-XB2-09)

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