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PROVE Land Cover and Leaf Area of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997

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Data setPROVE Land Cover and Leaf Area of Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico, 1997
Release date2003-05-05
ProjectPrototype Validation Exercise (PROVE)
Time Period1997-05-13


Field measurement of shrubland ecological properties is important for both site monitoring and validation of remote-sensing information. During the PROVE exercise on May 20-30, 1997, we calculated plot-level plant area index, leaf area index, total fractional cover, and green fractional cover.


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White, M. A., G. P. Asner, R. R. Nemani, J. L. Privette, and S. W. Running. 2003. PROVE Land Cover and Leaf Area 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.

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

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  • PROVE_landcover_lai_meas_descriptions.pdf
  • prove_landcover_lai_guide.pdf
  • LAI_guide.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
asner_lai_by_lai2000.csv 3.3 KB 1997-05-13 - 1997-05-31
destructive_samp_fipar.csv 908 B 1997-05-13 - 1997-05-31
destructive_samp_lai.csv 597 B 1997-05-13 - 1997-05-31
intercomparison.csv 2.6 KB 1997-05-13 - 1997-05-31
k_estimate.csv 323 B 1997-05-13 - 1997-05-31
lai_by_cept_lai2000.csv 16.7 KB 1997-05-13 - 1997-05-31
lai_land_cover_intercomparison.xls 133.6 KB 1997-05-13 - 1997-05-31
land_cover_by_adc.csv 17.6 KB 1997-05-13 - 1997-05-31

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