The data were in FBD mode and HH/HV polarization combinations, and the overpass time was approximately at 23:41 BJT. Soil moisture (0-5cm) was acquired by the cutting ring (50cm^3) meanwhile in the west-east desert strip (the corner point in 40 subplots) and north-south strip (the corner point and the center point in 40 subplots). The quadrate location was listed in coordinates.xls file and data were archived as Excel files.
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 Song Yi, Yu Yingjie, Wang Yang, Dong Jian, Bai Yanfen, Shu Lele. WATER: Dataset of ground truth measurement synchronizing with ALOS PALSAR in the Linze station foci experimental area on Jun. 27, 2008. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing Normal University. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0104.db
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.