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EAGLE 2006 – Multi-purpose, Multi-angle and Multi-sensor In-situ, Airborne and Space-borne Campaigns over Grassland and Forest

Su, Z. and Timmermans, W. J. and van der Tol, C. and Dost, R. J. J. and Bianchi, R. and Gómez, J. A. and House, A. and Hajnsek, I. and Menenti, M. and Magliulo, V. and Esposito, M. and Haarbrink, R. and Bosveld, F.C. and Rothe, R. and Baltink, H. K. and Vekerdy, Z. and Sobrino, J. A and Timmermans, J. and Laake, P. and Salama, S. and van der Kwast, H. and Claassen, E. and Stolk, A. and Jia, L. and Moors, E. and Hartogensis, O. and Gillespie, A. (2009) EAGLE 2006 – Multi-purpose, Multi-angle and Multi-sensor In-situ, Airborne and Space-borne Campaigns over Grassland and Forest. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13 (6), pp. 833-845. Copernicus Publications. ISSN 1027-5606

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Official URL: http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/13/833/2009/


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 multiangle 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.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/70123/
Document Type:Article
Title:EAGLE 2006 – Multi-purpose, Multi-angle and Multi-sensor In-situ, Airborne and Space-borne Campaigns over Grassland and Forest
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Timmermans, W. J.externalUNSPECIFIED
van der Tol, C.externalUNSPECIFIED
Dost, R. J. J.externalUNSPECIFIED
Bianchi, R.externalUNSPECIFIED
Gómez, J. A.externalUNSPECIFIED
House, A.externalUNSPECIFIED
Menenti, M.externalUNSPECIFIED
Magliulo, V.externalUNSPECIFIED
Esposito, M.externalUNSPECIFIED
Haarbrink, R.externalUNSPECIFIED
Bosveld, F.C.externalUNSPECIFIED
Rothe, R.externalUNSPECIFIED
Baltink, H. K.externalUNSPECIFIED
Vekerdy, Z.externalUNSPECIFIED
Sobrino, J. AexternalUNSPECIFIED
Timmermans, J.externalUNSPECIFIED
Laake, P.externalUNSPECIFIED
Salama, S.externalUNSPECIFIED
van der Kwast, H.externalUNSPECIFIED
Claassen, E.externalUNSPECIFIED
Stolk, A.externalUNSPECIFIED
Jia, L.externalUNSPECIFIED
Moors, E.externalUNSPECIFIED
Hartogensis, O.externalUNSPECIFIED
Gillespie, A.externalUNSPECIFIED
Date:1 January 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 833-845
UNSPECIFIEDEuropean Geosciences Union (EGU)
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
Keywords:Polarimetric SAR, EAGLES, Airbrone Campaign
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Prosmart, Smart-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Hajnsek, Dr.rer.nat. Irena
Deposited On:17 Jun 2011 21:34
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:30

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