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SAFARI 2000 Leaf Spectral Measurements, Kalahari Transect, Wet Season 2000


DatasetSAFARI 2000 Leaf Spectral Measurements, Kalahari Transect, Wet Season 2000
Release date2005-02-07
Time period2000-03-03 to 2000-03-18

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The Boston University team collected several data sets along the Kalahari Transect during the SAFARI 2000 wet season field campaign between March 3 and March 18, 2000, to support the validation of the MODIS LAI/FPAR algorithm. Ground measurements of LAI, FPAR, leaf hemispherical reflectance and transmittance, and canopy transmittance were made using a LAI-2000 plant canopy analyzer, an AccuPAR ceptometer, a LiCor 1800-12S External Integrating Sphere (LI-1800) portable spectroradiometer, and an ASD handheld spectroradiometer. Leaf spectral data are provided in this data set. Leaf spectral measurements were made on samples from dominant tree, shrub, and grass species at 5 different Kalahari Transect sites - Mongu in Zambia and Pandamatenga, Maun, Okwa River, and Tshane in Botswana (from north to south)- where vegetation ranges from moist closed woodlands to arid sparsely-shrub-covered grasslands.

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Myneni, R.B., Y. Tian, and Y. Wang. 2005. SAFARI 2000 Leaf Spectral Measurements, Kalahari Transect, Wet Season 2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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