The EOS Land Validation Core Sites
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The EOS Land Validation
Core Sites are intended as a focus for land product validation
over a range of biome types. The Core Sites represents consensus
amongst the instrument teams and validation investigators, developed
through a number of meetings and discussions. Most of the
Core Sites build on an existing program of long-term measurements
and have an infrastructure to support in situ measurements (Morisette
et al., 2002). Each site has a point of contact responsible
for overall validation coordination at the sites.
Although these sites are not intended to meet all EOS needs, they provide
a focus for satellite, aircraft, and ground data collection and land product
validation, and are sites for which scientists can readily access in situ
and EOS instrument data. Note that the EOS instrument vicarious calibration
test site needs will be coordinated by the MODIS
Calibration Discipline Group and are not included as part of the EOS
Land Validation Core Sites.
The concept for the "EOS Land Validation Core Sites" grew out of
a Science Working group for the AM Platform (SWAMP) Land Validation Coordination
meeting in December 1997 (Justice
et al., 1998).
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