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WATER: Dateset of surface roughness measurements in the Biandukou foci experimental area Chinese Version

The dateset of surface roughness measurements was obtained in the Biandukou foci experimental area. With the roughness grid board 110cm long and the measuring intervals of 1cm, the samples were collected along the soil surface from south to north and from east to west, respectively.

The coordinates of the sample would be got with the help of ArcView; and after geometric correction, surface height standard deviation (cm) and correlation length (cm) could be acquired based on the formula listed on pages 234-236, Microwave Remote Sensing, Vol. II.

The original photos of each sampling point, surface height standard deviation (cm) and correlation length (cm) were included. The roughness data files were initialized by the sample name, which was followed by the serial number, the name of the file, standard deviation and correlation length. Each .txt file is matched with one sample photo and standard deviation and correlation length represent the roughness. In addition, the length of 101 needles is also included for further checking.


Data Citation Che Tao, Bai Yunjie, Cao Yongpan, Liang Xingtao, Wang Jian, Wang Weizhen, Wang Xufeng, Zhang Yongpan, Zhao Tianjie. WATER: Dateset of surface roughness measurements in the Biandukou foci experimental area. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Science; Beijing Normal University. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0036.db

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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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  • Principal Investigator:Cao YongpanWang Xufeng
  • Publisher:Wu Lizong

  • Last update: 2011-10-08
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