PROVE LAND COVER AND LEAF AREA OF JORNADA EXPERIMENTAL RANGE, NEW MEXICO, 1997Entry ID: prove_landcover_lai
Abstract: Field measurement of shrubland ecological properties is important for both site monitoring and validation of remote-sensing information. During the NASA Earth Observing System Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) at the Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, on May 20-30, 1997, we calculated plot-level plant area index, leaf area index, total fractional cover, and green fractional cover with ... data from four instruments: (1) a Dycam Agricultural Digital Camera (ADC), (2) a LI-COR LAI-2000 plant canopy analyzer, (3) a Decagon sunfleck ceptometer, and (4) a laser altimeter. Estimates from the LAI-2000 and ceptometer were very similar (plant area index 0.3, leaf area index 0.22, total fractional cover 0.19, green fractional cover 0.14), but the ADC produced values 5 to 10% higher. Laser altimeter values, depending on the height cutoff used to establish total fractional cover, were either higher or lower than the other instruments' values: a 10-cm cutoff produced values approximately 80% higher, whereas a 20-cm cutoff produced values approximately 30% lower.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ASNER, G.P.NEMANI, R.R.PRIVETTE, J.L.RUNNING, S.W.WHITE, M.A.
Dataset Title: PROVE LAND COVER AND LEAF AREA OF JORNADA EXPERIMENTAL RANGE, NEW MEXICO, 1997
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/665Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=665&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1997-05-13Stop Date: 1997-05-31
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DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-15