The complicate observations and multi-parameter land information constructions on allied telemetry experiment (COMPLICATE)

Xin Tian, Zengyuan Li, Erxue Chen, Qinhuo Liu, Guangjian Yan, Jindi Wang, Zheng Niu, Shaojie Zhao, Xin Li, Yong Pang, Zhongbo Su, Christiaan Van Der Tol, Qingwang Liu, Chaoyang Wu, Qing Xiao, Le Yang, Xihan Mu, Yanchen Bo, Yonghua Qu, Hongmin ZhouShuai Gao, Linna Chai, Huaguo Huang, Wenjie Fan, Shihua Li, Junhua Bai, Lingmei Jiang, Ji Zhou

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Abstract

The Complicate Observations and Multi-Parameter Land Information Constructions on Allied Telemetry Experiment (COMPLICATE) comprises a network of remote sensing experiments designed to enhance the dynamic analysis and modeling of remotely sensed information for complex land surfaces. Two types of experimental campaigns were established under the framework of COMPLICATE. The first was designed for continuous and elaborate experiments. The experimental strategy helps enhance our understanding of the radiative and scattering mechanisms of soil and vegetation and modeling of remotely sensed information for complex land surfaces. To validate the methodologies and models for dynamic analyses of remote sensing for complex land surfaces, the second campaign consisted of simultaneous satellite-borne, airborne, and ground-based experiments. During field campaigns, several continuous and intensive observations were obtained. Measurements were undertaken to answer key scientific issues, as follows: 1) Determine the characteristics of spatial heterogeneity and the radiative and scattering mechanisms of remote sensing on complex land surfaces. 2) Determine the mechanisms of spatial and temporal scale extensions for remote sensing on complex land surfaces. 3) Determine synergist inversion mechanisms for soil and vegetation parameters using multi-mode remote sensing on complex land surfaces. Here, we introduce the background, the objectives, the experimental designs, the observations and measurements, and the overall advances of COMPLICATE. As a result of the implementation of COMLICATE and for the next several years, we expect to contribute to quantitative remote sensing science and Earth observation techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0137545
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2015

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