Land Surface Albedo Dataset of Typical Stations in Middle Reaches of Heihe River Basin based on UAV Remote Sensing (2020, V1)

Land Surface Albedo Dataset of Typical Stations in Middle Reaches of Heihe River Basin based on UAV Remote Sensing (2020, V1)

Surface albedo is a critical parameter in land surface energy balance. This dataset provides the monthly land surface albedo of UAV remote sensing for typical ground stations in the middle reaches of Heihe river basin during the vegetation growth stage (June to October) in 2020 (The data of Huazhaizi station in August is not available because of technical problem). The algorithm for calculating albedo is an empirical method, which was developed based on a comprehensive forward simulation dataset based on 6S model and typical spectrums. This method can effectively transform the surface reflectance to the broadband surface albedo. The method was then applied to the surface reflectance acquired by UAV multi-spectral sensor and the broadband surface albedo with a 0.2-m spatial resolution was eventually obtained.

File naming and required software

File Naming Convention: YYYYMMDD.tiff (YYYY: year, MM: month, DD: day, XX: station name, including DM – Daman super station, SD – Zhangye wetland station, and HZ – Huazhaizi station)
Data Version:V1
Projection:+proj=longlat +datum=WGS84 +no_defs
Data Format: GeoTIFF, 8118 rows ×13506 columns
Albedo Unit: None
Albedo Valid Range:0-1
Filled Value:Nodata

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Liu, S., Zhou, J., Dong, W. (2021). Land Surface Albedo Dataset of Typical Stations in Middle Reaches of Heihe River Basin based on UAV Remote Sensing (2020, V1). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Ecolo.tpdc.271458. CSTR: 18406.11.Ecolo.tpdc.271458. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1. Li, M., Zhou, J., Peng, Z., Liu, S., Göttsche, F. M., Zhang, X., & Song, L. (2019). Component radiative temperatures over sparsely vegetated surfaces and their potential for upscaling land surface temperature. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 276, 107600.( View Details | Bibtex)

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References literature

1.Liang, S. (2000). Narrowband to broadband conversions of land surface albedo I Algorithms. Remote Sensing of Environment, 76, 213-238. (View Details )

Support Program

the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No:XDA20100101) [XDA20100101]

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Geographic coverage
East: 100.45 West: 100.31
South: 38.76 North: 38.98
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: <= 1 m
  • File size: 4 MB
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  • Access: Protection period
  • Temporal coverage: 2020-01-01 To 2020-12-31
  • Updated time: 2021-07-11

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