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WATER: Dataset of airborne WiDAS mission in the A'rou flight zone on Jul. 7, 2008 Chinese Version

The dataset of airborne WiDAS mission was obtained in the A'rou flight zone on Jul. 7, 2008. Due to cloud/cloud shadow influence, atmospheric correction could not be performed, and geometric registration was performed manually instead of automatic matching. Level-2B (after radiometric and manual geometric corrections) and mosaic images were available for users. For the visible near infrared band the resolution is 1.25m, Radiance was recorded (W/ (sr•m^2•nm);DN=Radiance*100000); for TIR band, the brightness temperature was recorded (℃; DN=Brightness_Temperature*100) .

The flying time of each route was as follows:

id flight relative height starttime endtime data size data state data quality ground targets
1 6#1 1500m 13:43:18 13:46:26 48 incomplete incomplete
2 6#3 1500m 13:52:26 13:55:18 43 incomplete incomplete
3 6#5 1500m 13:59:30 14:02:38 48 incomplete incomplete A’rou freeze/thaw observation station
4 6#7 1500m 14:08:02 14:11:02 46 incomplete incomplete


Data Citation Liu Qiang, Xiao Qing, Liu Zhigang, Li Xin, Ma Mingguo, Fang Li, Li Bo, Wen Jianguang, Peng Jingjing, Wang Heshun. WATER: Dataset of airborne WiDAS mission in the A'rou flight zone on Jul. 7, 2008. Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing Normal University; Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0216.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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  • Point Of Contact:Liu Qiang
  • Principal Investigator:Liu QiangMa Mingguo
  • Publisher:Wu Lizong

  • Last update: 2011-10-13
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