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ECCOE 2022 Surface Reflectance Validation Dataset

January 5, 2024

Scientists and engineers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS) Cal/Val Center of Excellence (ECCOE) collected in situ measurements using field spectrometers to support the validation of surface reflectance products derived from Earth observing remote sensing imagery. Data provided in this data release were collected during select Earth observing satellite overpasses and tests during the months of May through October 2022. Data was collected at three field sites: the ground viewing radiometer (GVR) site on the USGS EROS facility in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, a private land holding near the City of Arlington in Brookings County, South Dakota, and a private land holding in Sanborn County, South Dakota. Each field collection file includes the calculated surface reflectance of each wavelength collected using a dual field spectrometer methodology. The dual field spectrometer methodology allows for the calculated surface reflectance of each wavelength to be computed using one or both of the spectrometers. The use of the dual field spectrometers system reduces uncertainty in the field measurements by accounting for changes in solar irradiance. Both single and dual spectrometer calculated surface reflectance are included with this dataset. The differing methodologies of the calculated surface reflectance data are denoted as 'Single Spectrometer' and 'Dual Spectrometer'. Field spectrometer data are provided as Comma Separated Values (CSV) files and GeoPackage files. The 09 May 2022 and the 16 June 2022 collection data are calculated using single spectrometer only, due to a technical issue with a field spectrometer.

Publication Year 2024
Title ECCOE 2022 Surface Reflectance Validation Dataset
DOI 10.5066/P9AHFC7F
Authors Travis (Contractor) J Kropuenske, Jeffrey R Irwin, Mahesh (Contractor) Shrestha, Joshua (Contractor) D Mann, Garrison (Contractor) L Gross, Terry (Contractor) J Robbins
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Dakota Water Science Center- Rapid City