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PROVE MQUALS Reflectance at Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997

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Data setPROVE MQUALS Reflectance at Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997
Release date2003-05-05
ProjectPrototype Validation Exercise (PROVE)
Time Period1997-05-23


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. The objective was to examine the usefulness of low-flying aircraft for Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) validation of land products.


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Huete, A. R. 2003. PROVE MQUALS Reflectance at Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Prototype Validation Exercise (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, an inventory of data collection is maintained by the ORNL DAAC, and controlled access is provided to PROVE data maintained by the ORNL DAAC.

Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) has 1 available companion files.
  • PROVE_background.pdf

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  • prove_mquals_guide.pdf
  • MQUALS_radiometer.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
may23_1997_offnadir.csv 59.8KB 1997-05-23 - 1997-05-25
may23_1997_orthogonal.csv 2.2KB 1997-05-23 - 1997-05-25
may23_1997_principal.csv 2.7KB 1997-05-23 - 1997-05-25
may25_1997_offnadir.csv 42.7KB 1997-05-23 - 1997-05-25
may25_1997_orthogonal.csv 1.7KB 1997-05-23 - 1997-05-25
may25_1997_principal.csv 2.4KB 1997-05-23 - 1997-05-25

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