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WATER: Dataset of albedo observations in the Linze grassland foci experimental area Chinese Version

The dataset of albedo observations was obtained in the Linze grassland foci experimental area. Measurements were carried out by using the shortwave radiometer (the upward radiometer: 071392; the downward radiometer: 071389) in the reed plot A, the saline plots B and C, the alfalfa plot D, the barley plot E and the temporary cement floor. Manual work was applied before Jun. 6, 2008 with the probe 1.3m-1.46m high and automatic observations hereafter with the probe 1.20m or 1.30m.

Observation site cover type observation date

Plot E barley May 25, 2008

Plot D alfalfa May 26, 2008

Plot D alfalfa May 27, 2008

Plot E cumin May 28, 2008

Plot E cumin May 30, 2008

Plot A reed Jun. 1, 2008

Plot B saline Jun. 2, 2008

Plot A reed Jun. 3, 2008

Temporary cement floor Jun. 4, 2008

Vicinity of plot E Jun. 6, 2008

Plot A reed Jun. 20, 2008

Plot A reed Jun. 22, 2008

Plot D alfalfa Jun. 23, 2008

Plot E barley Jun. 24, 2008

Plot E barley Jul. 11, 2008

Self-recording observations included:

TIMESTAMP: observation time

SOLAR_UP_AVG: downward shortwave radiation

SOLAR_DOWN_AVG: upward shortwave radiation


albedo_Avg: albedo = SOLAR_DOWN_AVG / SOLAR_UP_AVG

batt_volt_Min: voltage

ptemp: CR1000 temperature

Data were archived in Excel file. See WATER: Dataset of setting of the sampling plots and stripes in the foci experimental area of Linze station for more information.


Data Citation Huang Chunlin, Wang Weizhen, Chao Zhenhua, Ge Chunmei, Hu Xiaoli, Liang Ji, Wang Xufeng, Wu Yueru, Wang Ying, Wang Jing. WATER: Dataset of albedo observations in the Linze grassland foci experimental area. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Lanzhou Institute of Arid Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0076.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.


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

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