Neusling (Landau a.d. Isar) 2011 - An Agricultural EnMAP Preparatory Flight Campaign Using the APEX Instrument (Datasets)


This data collection contains airborne hyperspectral data as well as accompanying in-situ data acquired in autumn 2011 in the Neusling test area near Landau a.d. Isar in Southern Germany. The dataset is composed of a) three airborne hyperspectral image strips acquired during an overflight on September 10th, 2011 with the APEX instrument. The airborne data consists of 288 spectral bands, ranging from VIS to SWIR (413 - 2449 nm). A mosaic of the three image strips covering the Neusling test area is also provided; b) spectral reference and control measurements acquired with a portable ASD FieldSpec 3 JR spectroradiometer in 2150 spectral bands (350 - 2500nm) taken parallel to the overflight; c) a spatially comprehensive land use/land cover map generated from in-situ observations during the days next to the overflight; d) Flight-parallel in-situ point-measurements consisting of: i) non-destructively measured leaf area index of sugar beet, maize, grassland and legumes (105 measurements incl. standard deviations), ii) SPAD chlorophyll measurements (106 measurements incl. standard deviations), iii) 106 measurements of canopy height (incl. standard deviations). The dataset was collected with an agricultural focus.

The Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP) is a German hyperspectral satellite mission that aims at monitoring and characterizing the Earth’s environment on a global scale. EnMAP serves to measure and model key dynamic processes of the Earth’s ecosystems by extracting geochemical, biochemical and biophysical parameters, which provide information on the status and evolution of various terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In the frame of the EnMAP preparatory phase, pre-flight campaigns including airborne and in-situ measurements in different environments and for several application fields are being conducted. The main purpose of these campaigns is to support the development of scientific applications for EnMAP. In addition, the acquired data are input in the EnMAP end-to-end simulation tool (EeteS) and are employed to test data pre-processing and calibration-validation methods. The campaign data are made freely available to the scientific community under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. An overview of all available data is provided in in the EnMAP Flight Campaigns Metadata Portal

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Creator Hank, Tobias Benedikt (Dept. of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (Germany)); Richter, Katja (Dept. of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (Germany)); Locherer, Matthias (Dept. of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (Germany)); Frank, Toni (Dept. of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (Germany)); Mauser, Wolfram (Dept. of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (Germany))
Publisher GFZ Data Services
Contributor Hank, Tobias Benedikt; Richter, Katja; Locherer, Matthias; Frank, Toni; Mauser, Wolfram; BMWI; VITO; Meuleman, Koen; DLR; Hartmann, Ariane; Dotzler, Sandra; Putzenlechner, Birgitta; Foerster, Saskia; Brosinsky, Arlena; Elger, Kirsten
Publication Year 2015
Funding Reference BMWI
Rights CC BY-SA 4.0
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Contact Hank, Tobias Benedikt (Dept. of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (Germany))
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Geodesy, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing
Spatial Coverage (12.839W, 48.678S, 12.894E, 48.706N); APEX Imaging Flight Mosaic Neusling