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Drone orthophoto image and DSM of Qinghai Hoh Xil plot (2018)

On August 22, 2018, a DJI camera was used in the fixed sample of Lancang River headwaters. The overlap degree of adjacent photos was not less than 70% according to the set flight route. The Orthophoto Image and DSM were generated using the photographs taken. The Orthophoto Image included three bands of red, green and blue, with a ground resolution of 2.5 cm, a shooting area of 1000m x 1000m and a DSM resolution of 4.5 cm. Due to the communication failure, the middle four airstrips were not photographed, so there was a band in the middle of the image missing.

2020-06-03

Drone photoes of Qumalai wetland plot (2018)

On August 19, 2018, the wetland sample in Qumali County, located in the source area of the Yangtze River, was aerially photographed by DJI Elf 4 UAV. A total of 31 routes were set up, flying at a height of 100 m, and the overlap of adjacent photographs was not less than 70%. A total of 1551 aerial photographs were obtained and stored in two folders named "Drone Photoes Part1" and "Drone Photoes Part2".

2020-06-03

HiWATER: Dataset of airborne microwave radiometers (L bands) mission in the river way of the midstream of the Heihe River Basin on Jul. 4, 2012

The dataset of airborne Polarimetric L-band Multibeam Radiometers (PLMR) was acquired on 4 July, 2012, located along the riverway of Heihe River in the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin. The aircraft took off at 10:50 am (UTC+8) from Zhangye airport and landed at 14:50 pm, with the flight time of 4 hours. The flight was performed in the altitude of about 1000 m and at the speed of about 220-250 km during the observation, corresponding to an expected ground resolution of about 300 m. The PLMR instrument flown on a small aircraft operates at 1.413 GHz (L-band), with both H- and V-polarizations at incidence angles of ±7.5°, ±21.5° and ±38.5°. PLMR ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ calibrations were performed before and after each flight. The processed PLMR data include 2 DAT files (v-pol and h-pol separately) and 1 KMZ file for each flying day. The DAT file contains all the TB values together with their corresponding beam ID, incidence angle, location, time stamp (in UTC) and other flight attitude information as per headings. The KMZ file shows the gridded 1-km TB values corrected to 38.5 degrees together with flight lines. Cautions should be taken when using these data, as the RFI contaminations are often higher than expected at v-polarization.

2019-09-16

HiWATER: Dataset of airborne microwave radiometers (L bands) mission in the middle of Heihe River Basin on Jul. 26, 2012

The dataset of airborne Polarimetric L-band Multibeam Radiometers (PLMR) was acquired on 26 July, 2012, located in the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin. The aircraft took off at 9:10 am (UTC+8) from Zhangye airport and landed at 13:40 pm, with the flight time of 4.5 hours. The flight was performed in the altitude of about 2300 m and at the speed of about 220-250 km during the observation, corresponding to an expected ground resolution of about 700 m. The PLMR instrument flown on a small aircraft operates at 1.413 GHz (L-band), with both H- and V-polarizations at incidence angles of ±7.5°, ±21.5° and ±38.5°. PLMR ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ calibrations were performed before and after each flight. The processed PLMR data include 2 DAT files (v-pol and h-pol separately) and 1 KMZ file for each flying day. The DAT file contains all the TB values together with their corresponding beam ID, incidence angle, location, time stamp (in UTC) and other flight attitude information as per headings. The KMZ file shows the gridded 1-km TB values corrected to 38.5 degrees together with flight lines. Cautions should be taken when using these data, as the RFI contaminations are often higher than expected at v-polarization.

2019-09-15

HiWATER: Dataset of airborne microwave radiometers (L bands) mission in the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin on June 30, 2012

The dataset of airborne Polarimetric L-band Multibeam Radiometers (PLMR) was acquired on 30 June, 2012, located in the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin. The aircraft took off at 13:10 pm (UTC+8) from Zhangye airport and landed at 18:40 pm, with the flight time of 5.5 hours. The flight was performed in the altitude of about 2500 m and at the speed of about 220-250 km during the observation, corresponding to an expected ground resolution of about 750 m. The PLMR instrument flown on a small aircraft operates at 1.413 GHz (L-band), with both H- and V-polarizations at incidence angles of ±7.5°, ±21.5° and ±38.5°. PLMR ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ calibrations were performed before and after each flight. The processed PLMR data include 2 DAT files (v-pol and h-pol separately) and 1 KMZ file for each flying day. The DAT file contains all the TB values together with their corresponding beam ID, incidence angle, location, time stamp (in UTC) and other flight attitude information as per headings. The KMZ file shows the gridded 1-km TB values corrected to 38.5 degrees together with flight lines. Cautions should be taken when using these data, as the RFI contaminations are often higher than expected at v-polarization.

2019-09-14

HiWATER: Dataset of airborne microwave radiometers (L bands) mission in the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin on July 7, 2012

The dataset of airborne Polarimetric L-band Multibeam Radiometers (PLMR) was acquired on 7 July, 2012, located in the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin. The aircraft took off at 13:40 pm (UTC+8) from Zhangye airport and landed at 17:40 pm, with the flight time of 4 hours. The flight was performed in the altitude of about 2000 m and at the speed of about 220-250 km during the observation, corresponding to an expected ground resolution of about 600 m. The PLMR instrument flown on a small aircraft operates at 1.413 GHz (L-band), with both H- and V-polarizations at incidence angles of ±7.5°, ±21.5° and ±38.5°. PLMR ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ calibrations were performed before and after each flight. The processed PLMR data include 2 DAT files (v-pol and h-pol separately) and 1 KMZ file for each flying day. The DAT file contains all the TB values together with their corresponding beam ID, incidence angle, location, time stamp (in UTC) and other flight attitude information as per headings. The KMZ file shows the gridded 1-km TB values corrected to 38.5 degrees together with flight lines. Cautions should be taken when using these data, as the RFI contaminations are often higher than expected at v-polarization.

2019-09-13

HiWATER: Dataset of airborne microwave radiometers (L bands) mission in the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin (Aug. 2, 2012)

The dataset of airborne Polarimetric L-band Multibeam Radiometers (PLMR) was acquired on 2 August, 2012, located in the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin. The aircraft took off at 9:00 am (UTC+8) from Zhangye airport and landed at 14:00 pm, with the flight time of 5 hours. The flight was performed in the altitude of about 2300 m and at the speed of about 220-250 km during the observation, corresponding to an expected ground resolution of about 700 m. The PLMR instrument flown on a small aircraft operates at 1.413 GHz (L-band), with both H- and V-polarizations at incidence angles of ±7.5°, ±21.5° and ±38.5°. PLMR ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ calibrations were performed before and after each flight. The processed PLMR data include 2 DAT files (v-pol and h-pol separately) and 1 KMZ file for each flying day. The DAT file contains all the TB values together with their corresponding beam ID, incidence angle, location, time stamp (in UTC) and other flight attitude information as per headings. The KMZ file shows the gridded 1-km TB values corrected to 38.5 degrees together with flight lines. Cautions should be taken when using these data, as the RFI contaminations are often higher than expected at v-polarization.

2019-09-12

WATER: Dataset of airborne LiDAR mission in the Dayekou watershed flight zone on Jun. 23, 2008

The dataset of airborne LiDAR mission in the Dayekou watershed flight zone on Jun. 23, 2008 included peak pulse data (*.LAS), full waveform data (.lgc), CCD photos, DEM, DSM and DOM. The flight routes were as follows: {| ! flight route ! startpoint lat ! startpoint lon ! endpoint lat ! endpoint lon ! altitude (m) ! length (km) ! photos |- | 8 || 38°32′52.25″ || 100°12′35.26″ || 38°30′25.65″ || 100°18′31.76″ || 3650 || 9.7 || 34 |- | 9 || 38°32′57.99″ || 100°12′39.09″ || 38°30′31.59″ || 100°18′35.14″ || 3650 || 9.7 || 34 |- | 10 || 38°33′03.74″ || 100°12′42.91″ || 38°30′40.25″ || 100°18′31.88″ || 3650 || 9.5 || 34 |- | 11 || 38°33′12.80″ || 100°12′38.68″ || 38°30′46.10″ || 100°18′35.47″ || 3650 || 9.8 || 35 |- | 12 || 38°33′18.55″ || 100°12′42.51″ || 38°30′54.86″ || 100°18′31.99″ || 3650 || 9.6 || 35 |- | 13 || 38°33′24.30″ || 100°12′46.34″ || 38°31′00.95″ || 100°18′34.98″ || 3650 || 9.5 || 36 |- | 14 || 38°33′30.05″ || 100°12′50.16″ || 38°31′09.54″ || 100°18′31.92″ || 3650 || 9.3 || 35 |- | 15 || 38°33′35.80″ || 100°12′53.99″ || 38°31′15.47″ || 100°18′35.29″ || 3750 || 9.3 || 35 |- | 16 || 38°33′41.55″ || 100°12′57.82″ || 38°31′21.66″ || 100°18′38.05″ || 3750 || 9.3 || 35 |- | 17 || 38°33′47.30″ || 100°13′01.65″ || 38°31′27.25″ || 100°18′42.27″ || 3750 || 9.3 || 35 |- | 19 || 38°34′02.11″ || 100°13′01.25″ || 38°31′45.61″ || 100°18′33.27″ || 3750 || 9.1 || 45 |- | 20 || 38°34′07.86″ || 100°13′05.07″ || 38°31′51.54″ || 100°18′36.64″ || 3750 || 9.1 || 45 |- | 21 || 38°34′13.61″ || 100°13′08.90″ || 38°32′00.12″ || 100°18′33.60″ || 3750 || 8.9 || 45 |- | 22 || 38°34′19.36″ || 100°13′12.73″ || 38°32′05.45″ || 100°18′38.44″ || 3750 || 8.9 || 45 |- | 23 || 38°34′25.10″ || 100°13′16.56″ || 38°32′14.72″ || 100°18′33.72″ || 3750 || 8.7 || 45 |- | 24 || 38°34′30.85″ || 100°13′20.39″ || 38°32′20.48″ || 100°18′37.52″ || 3750 || 8.7 || 45 |- | 25 || 38°34′36.60″ || 100°13′24.22″ || 38°32′26.24″ || 100°18′41.32″ || 3750 || 8.7 || 45 |- | 26 || 38°34′45.66″ || 100°13′19.98″ || 38°32′31.98″ || 100°18′45.15″ || 3750 || 8.9 || 45 |}

2019-09-12

WATER: Dataset of airborne microwave radiometers (L&K bands) mission in the Linze-Biandukou flight zone on May 25 2008

This dataset was acquired on May 25, 2008 by the L&K-band airborne microwave radiometer at the Linze-Biandukou flight area.The L-band frequency is 1.4 GHz, the rear view is 35 degrees, and the dual-polarization (H and V) information is obtained; the K-band frequency is 18.7 GHz, with zenith angle observation, and there is no polarization information. The plane took off from Zhangye Airport at 9:51 (Beijing time, the same below) and landed at 15:01. The observation from 10:10 to 12:30 was in the Linze area, the flight altitude is about 1800m, and the flight speed is about 250km/hr. The plane flew low over Linze Reservoir from 12:31 to 12:38. The plane works in the Bianduko aerophotography region from13:13 to 14:35, the flight altitude is about 3000m, and the flight speed is about 250km/hr. The original data is divided into two parts: microwave radiometer data and GPS data. The L and K bands of microwave radiometer are all from non-imaging observation, the digital values obtained from instantaneous observation are recorded by text files, the longitude and latitude of flight and the attitude parameters of aircraft are recorded by GPS data. At the same time, through the respective clock records of the microwave radiometer and GPS, the microwave observation can be linked with the GPS record, and the microwave observation can be matched with the geographical coordinate information. Due to the relatively low resolution of the microwave radiometer, the leeway, welter and pitching of the aircraft are generally neglected in data processing. According to the target of use and relative flight altitude (H), after calibration and coordinate matching, the observation information can be rasterized. The resolution (x) of the L and K bands can be considered consistent with the observation footprint. The reference resolution is: L band, x = 0.3H; K band, x = 0.24H. After the above steps, products that can be directly used by users can be obtained.

2019-07-20

Drone orthophoto image and DSM of Qumalai alpine meadow plot (2018)

On August 19, 2018, DJI UAV was used to aerial photograph the alpine meadow sample in Qumali County, the source Park of the Yangtze River. The overlap degree of adjacent photographs was not less than 70% according to the set flight route. The Orthophoto Image and DSM were generated using the photographs taken. The Orthophoto Image included three bands of red, green and blue. The ground resolution of the Orthophoto Image was 2.5 cm, and the area of the image was 860 m x 770 m, and the resolution of DSM. It's 4.5cm.

2019-05-25