Observation items included:
(1) Snow density, snow complex permittivity, snow volumetric moisture and snow gravimetric moisture by the snowfork in BG-B, BG-D, BG-E and BG-F;
(2) Snow parameters including the snow surface temperature and the snow-soil interface temperature by the handheld infrared thermometer, the snow layer temperature by the probe thermometer, the snow grain size by the handheld microscope, snow density by the aluminum case, snow depth by the ruler, and the snow surface temperature synchronizing with ASAR in BG-H, BG-D, BG-E and BG-F;
(3) The snow spectrum by the portable ASD (Xinjiang Meteorological Administration) synchronizing with ASAR in BG-H15; the major and minor axis and shape of the snow layer grain through the self-made snow sieve.
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, Hao Xiaohua, Li Hongyi, Liang Ji, Liu Yan, Ma Zhongguo, Qu Wei, Ren Jie, Shu Lele, Wang Xufeng, Xu Zhen, Zhang Pu. WATER: Dataset of ground truth measurements for snow synchronizing with Envisat ASAR in the Binggou watershed foci experimental area on Mar. 15, 2008. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing Normal University; Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Desert Meteorology, CMA, Urumqi. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0084.db
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