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NASA Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX 2002/03): Local scale observation site

Posted date: February 02, 2009
Publication Year: 
2008
Authors: Hardy, Janet; Davis, Robert; Koh, Yeohoon; Cline, Don; Elder, Kelly J.; Armstrong, Richard; Marshall, Hans-Peter; Painter, Thomas; Saint-Martin, Gilles Castres; DeRoo, Roger; Sarabandi, Kamal; Graf, Tobias; Koike, Toshio; McDonald, Kyle
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Journal of Hydrometeorology. 9(6): 1434-1442.

Abstract

The local scale observation site (LSOS) is the smallest study site (0.8 ha) of the 2002/03 Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX) and is located within the Fraser mesocell study area. It was the most intensively measured site of the CLPX, and measurements here had the greatest temporal component of all CLPX sites. Measurements made at the LSOS were designed to produce a comprehensive assessment of the snow, soil, and vegetation characteristics viewed by the ground-based remote sensing instruments. The objective of the ground-based microwave remote sensing was to collect time series of active and passive microwave spectral signatures over snow, soil, and forest, which is coincident with the intensive physical characterization of these features.

Citation

Hardy, Janet; Davis, Robert; Koh, Yeohoon; Cline, Don; Elder, Kelly; Armstrong, Richard; Marshall, Hans-Peter; Painter, Thomas; Saint-Martin, Gilles Castres; DeRoo, Roger; Sarabandi, Kamal; Graf, Tobias; Koike, Toshio; McDonald, Kyle 2008. NASA Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX 2002/03): Local scale observation site. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 9(6): 1434-1442.