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PROVE Vegetation Reflectance of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997

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


Directional reflected radiation was measured over plots representing selected canopy components (shrubs and individual plants, bare sand, and background) at the Jornada Experiment Range site near Las Cruces, New Mexico, during the Prototype Validation Experiment (PROVE) in May 1997.


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Privette, J. L., W. Qin, and E. A. Walter-Shea. 2003. PROVE Vegetation Reflectance of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/668
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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.

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  • PROVE_background.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
unlbrf97_data.csv 542.1 KB 1997-05-23 - 1997-05-28