EAGLE 2006 - Multi-purpose, multi-angle and multi-sensor in-situ and airborne campaigns over grassland and forest

Z. Su, W.J. Timmermans, C. van der Tol, R. Dost, R. Bianchi, J.A. Gómez, A. House, I. Hajnsek, M. Menenti, V. Magliulo, M. Esposito, R. Haarbrink, F. Bosveld, E.J. Moors

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Abstract

EAGLE2006 ¿ an intensive field campaign for the advances in land surface hydrometeorological processes ¿ was carried out in the Netherlands from 8th to 18th June 2006, involving 16 institutions with in total 67 people from 16 different countries. In addition to the acquisition of multi-angle and multi-sensor satellite data, several airborne instruments ¿ an optical imaging sensor, an imaging microwave radiometer, and a flux airplane ¿ were deployed and extensive ground measurements were conducted over one grassland site at Cabauw and two forest sites at Loobos and Speulderbos in the central part of the Netherlands. The generated data set is both unique and urgently needed for the development and validation of models and inversion algorithms for quantitative land surface parameter estimation and land surface hydrometeorological process studies. EAGLE2006 was led by the Department of Water Resources of the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and originated from the combination of a number of initiatives supported by different funding agencies. The objectives of the EAGLE2006 campaign were closely related to the objectives of other European Space Agency (ESA) campaign activities (SPARC2004, SEN2FLEX2005 and especially AGRISAR2006). However, one important objective of the EAGLE2006 campaign is to build up a data base for the investigation and validation of the retrieval of bio-geophysical parameters, obtained at different radar frequencies (X-, C- and L-Band) and at hyperspectral optical and thermal bands acquired simultaneously over contrasting vegetated fields (forest and grassland). As such, all activities were related to algorithm development for future satellite missions such as the Sentinels and for validation of retrievals of land surface parameters with optical and thermal and microwave sensors onboard current and future satellite missions. This contribution describes the campaign objectives and provides an overview of the airborne and field campaign dataset. This dataset is available for scientific investigations and can be accessed on the ESA Principal Investigator Portal http://eopi.esa.int/
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-845
JournalHydrology and Earth System Sciences
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • land surface
  • measurement techniques
  • remote sensing
  • meteorological observations
  • energy

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Su, Z., Timmermans, W. J., van der Tol, C., Dost, R., Bianchi, R., Gómez, J. A., ... Moors, E. J. (2009). EAGLE 2006 - Multi-purpose, multi-angle and multi-sensor in-situ and airborne campaigns over grassland and forest. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13(6), 833-845. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-13-833-2009
Su, Z. ; Timmermans, W.J. ; van der Tol, C. ; Dost, R. ; Bianchi, R. ; Gómez, J.A. ; House, A. ; Hajnsek, I. ; Menenti, M. ; Magliulo, V. ; Esposito, M. ; Haarbrink, R. ; Bosveld, F. ; Moors, E.J. / EAGLE 2006 - Multi-purpose, multi-angle and multi-sensor in-situ and airborne campaigns over grassland and forest. In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 2009 ; Vol. 13, No. 6. pp. 833-845.
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In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 6, 2009, p. 833-845.

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