PROVE MQUALS REFLECTANCE AT JORNADA EXPERIMENTAL RANGE, NEW MEXICO, 1997Entry ID: prove_mquals
Abstract: This study utilized low flying, aircraft-based radiometers for optical characterization of top-of-the-canopy reflectance at Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico during the Prototype Validation Experiment (PROVE) in May 1997. MQUALS refers to a light aircraft radiometric package for MODLAND Quick Airborne Looks (MQUALS). The objective was to examine the usefulness of low-flying aircraft for ... Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) validation of land products. This project was the responsibility of the MODIS Land (MODLAND) validation group. The descriptive article by Huete et al. (1999) is included as a companion file to this data set. Multiband radiometers (Exotech) were flown at 100 m above ground level along transects encompassing several land cover types within this semi-arid biome validation site. Pointable radiometers acquired data at nadir (i.e., 0 degree), as well as at 15-degree, 30-degree, and 45-degree viewing angles along the principal and orthogonal planes. The sequence of measurements involved two separate sun angle-based overflights.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: HUETE, A.R.
Dataset Title: PROVE MQUALS REFLECTANCE AT 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/666Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=666&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1997-05-23Stop Date: 1997-05-25
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Email: ahuete at ag.arizona.edu
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Province or State: TN
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DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-13