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Beamish, Alison Leslie (2018): Plot level spectroscopy measurements of low-Arctic vegetation, Toolik Research Station and Imnavait Vegetation Grid, Toolik Lake, Alaska. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Beamish, Alison Leslie; Coops, Nicholas; Chabrillat, Sabine; Heim, Birgit (2017): A phenological approach to spectral differentiation of low-arctic tundra vegetation communities, North Slope, Alaska. Remote Sensing, 9(12), 1200,

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Ground-based spectroscopy measurements acquired systematically within the Toolik Vegetation Grid in the 2015 and 2016 growing seasons and within the Imnavait Vegetation Grid in the 2016 growing season. Data were collected in 68 distinct 1 x 1 m long-term monitoring plots representing five distinct vegetation communities. Spectral measurements were acquired two times throughout the season in 2015 representing peak and late season and three times in 2016 representing early, peak and late season. Data were acquired using a GER 1500 field spectrometer (350-1050 nm; 512 bands, spectral resolution 3 nm, spectral sampling 1.5 nm, and 8! field of view). Spectra were collected under clear weather conditions at the highest solar zenith angle between 10:00 and 14:00 local time. Data were collected at nadir approximately 1 m off the ground resulting in a Ground Instantaneous Field of View (GIFOV) of approximately 15 cm in diameter. Nine point measurements of upwelling radiance (Lup) were collected in 1 x 1 m plots representative of the five vegetation communities and averaged to characterize the spectral variability and to reduce noise. Downwelling radiance (Ldown) was measured as the reflectance from a white Spectralon© plate. Surface reflectance (R) was processed as Lup/Ldown x 100 (0-100%). Reflectance spectra were preprocessed with a Savitzky-Golay smoothing filter (n = 11) and subset to 400-985 nm to remove sensor noise at the edges of the radiometer detector.
Median Latitude: 68.618897 * Median Longitude: -149.537623 * South-bound Latitude: 68.605700 * West-bound Longitude: -149.616430 * North-bound Latitude: 68.624260 * East-bound Longitude: -149.302120
Date/Time Start: 2015-07-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2016-06-01T00:00:00
ToolikL_plot * Latitude Start: 68.619500 * Longitude Start: -149.615900 * Latitude End: 68.624300 * Longitude End: -149.597100 * Location: Toolik Lake, Alaska * Device: Multiple investigations (MULT)
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