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PROVE Surface albedo of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997

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Data setPROVE Surface albedo of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997
Release date2003-05-05
ProjectPrototype Validation Exercise (PROVE)
Time Period1997-05-22


The objective of this study was to determine the spatial variations in field measurements of broadband albedo as related to the ground cover and under a range of solar conditions during the Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) at the Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico on May 20-30, 1997.


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Hyman, A., W. Lucht, and A. Strahler. 2003. PROVE Surface albedo of 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

Companion Files

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  • east_site1_photo.pdf
  • albedo_new_readme.pdf
  • prove_albedo_guide.pdf
  • albedo_original_readme.txt
  • albedo_new_readme.txt
  • longeast48.5_photo.pdf
  • west_site9_classified.pdf
  • longeast48.5_classified.pdf
  • Hyman_Jornada_albedo_thesis.pdf
  • east_site1_classified.pdf
  • west_site9_photo.pdf

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
albedo_combined_files_20021014.csv 19.3KB 1997-05-22 - 1997-05-27
albedo_combined_files_20021014.xls 50.2KB 1997-05-22 - 1997-05-27 6.0KB 1997-05-22 - 1997-05-27 147.5MB 1997-05-22 - 1997-05-27

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