Photos were taken in No. 2 quadrate of A'rou and an optional stellera land for coverage mesurement from Jul. 10 to 11, shooting straight downwards at the height of 1.5 m. The fisheye camera was Nikon D80 with a lens of Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG CIRCULAR FISHEYE.
The vegetation height was measured on Jul. 12. One grid of 5m×5m was chosen in each of the eight quadrates (60m×60m or 120m×120m) and compartmentalized into 2.5m×2.5m, in which GPS positions by GARMIN GPS 76, species, the plant number and height were measured.
Four files were included, the quadrates coordinates, stellera observations in No. 2 quadrate, the stellera quadrat investigation and TM quadrate investigation.
Data Citation Ma Mingguo, Bai Yanfen, Gao Song, Hao Xiaohua, Qian Jinbo, Shu Lele. WATER: Dataset of ground truth measurement synchronizing with Landsat TM in the A'rou foci experimental area from Jul. 10 to Jul. 12, 2008. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Science. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0012.db
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