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The Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) Project

The Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) was a mini field campaign conducted at the Jornada Experimental Range in the Chihuahuan Desert, near Las Cruces, New Mexico in May 1997. The goals of PROVE were to:

  • Gain experience in the collection and use of field data for EOS product validation
  • Develop protocols for coordination, measurement, and data archival
  • Compile a synoptic land and atmospheric data set for testing algorithms

The remote-sensing portion of PROVE involved investigators from three NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) instrument teams:

The campaign also coincided with the AVIRIS (Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer) flight coordinated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and with Jornada Long-Term Ecological Research projects in the same basin.

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Information related to the PROVE Project can be found at the following links:
Chihuahuan Desert, near Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA