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Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) Data Sets

PROVE: The Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) consists of two mini-field campaigns involving investigators from three different NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) instrument teams. MODIS (Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectrometer), MISR (Multi-angle Imaging Spectro Radiometer), and ASTER (Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer) coordinate field, aircraft, and satellite measurements to maximize data collection and conduct cross comparisons. The 1997 campaigns were conducted in a grassland-shrub site on the Jornada Experimental Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico, and in a deciduous forest on the Walker Branch Watershed site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Project information and photos are available from the PROVE Web page http://pratmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/~justice/modland/valid/prove/grass/prove.html, an inventory of data collection is maintained by the ORNL DAAC, and controlled access is provided to PROVE data maintained by the ORNL DAAC.

All PROVE data sets are available FREE of charge. You will need to sign in to order PROVE data sets. Currently 5 PROVE data sets are available online.

Beginning the PROVE dataset list

PROVE data set Published Documentation Download Size
* PROVE GOES-8 Images of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997 2003-05-05 159.1 MB
* PROVE Land Cover and Leaf Area of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997 2003-05-05 0.5 MB
* PROVE MQUALS Reflectance at Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997 2003-05-05 0.5 MB
* PROVE Surface albedo of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 19972003-05-05 142.7 MB
* PROVE Vegetation Reflectance of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997 2003-05-05 0.6 MB

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