Observation items included:
(1) Snow density, snow complex permittivity, snow volumetric moisture and snow gravimetric moisture by the Snowfork in BG-A.
(2) Snow parameters as the snow surface temperature by the handheld infrared thermometer, the snow layer temperature by the probe thermometer, the snow grain size by the handheld microscope, and snow density by the aluminum case in BG-A1, BG-A2, BG-B, BG-D, BG-E and BG-F5 (three sampling units each) from 11:11-12:35 (BJT) with the airplane overpass. 64 points were selected by four groups.
(3) Snow albedo by the total radiometer in BG-A.
(4) The snow spectrum by ASD (Xinjiang Meteorological Administration) in BG-A11
Two files including raw data and preprocessed data were archived.
Data Citation Wang Jian, Ma Mingguo, Bai Yanfen, Bai Yunjie, Chang Cun, Dou Yan, Fang Li, Ge Chunmei, Gu Juan, Hao Xiaohua, Jiang Tenglong, Li Hongyi, Li Zhe, Liang Ji, Liang Xingtao, Liu Zhigang, Li Hua, Liu Yan, Ma Zhongguo, Qu Wei, Ren Jie, Shu Lele, Wang Jianhua, Wang Xufeng, Wu Yueru, Xu Zhen, Xiao Pengfeng, Zhu Shijie, Zhang Pu. WATER: Dataset of ground truth measurements for snow synchronizing with the airborne PHI mission in the Binggou watershed foci experimental area on Mar. 24, 2008. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing Normal University; Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Nanjing University; Institute of Desert Meteorology, CMA, Urumqi. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0090.db
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