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Sensors 2016, 16(11), 1938; doi:10.3390/s16111938

Validation of Remote Sensing Retrieval Products using Data from a Wireless Sensor-Based Online Monitoring in Antarctica

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College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University, No. 19, Xin Jie Kou Wai Street, Beijing 100875, China
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Joint Center for Global Change Studies, Beijing 100875, China
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State Key Laboratory of Environmental Criteria and Risk Assessment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, No. 8, Da Yang Fang, An Wai, Chao Yang, Beijing 100012, China
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Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Academic Editor: Jonathan Li
Received: 13 May 2016 / Revised: 7 November 2016 / Accepted: 15 November 2016 / Published: 17 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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Abstract

Of the modern technologies in polar-region monitoring, the remote sensing technology that can instantaneously form large-scale images has become much more important in helping acquire parameters such as the freezing and melting of ice as well as the surface temperature, which can be used in the research of global climate change, Antarctic ice sheet responses, and cap formation and evolution. However, the acquirement of those parameters is impacted remarkably by the climate and satellite transit time which makes it almost impossible to have timely and continuous observation data. In this research, a wireless sensor-based online monitoring platform (WSOOP) for the extreme polar environment is applied to obtain a long-term series of data which is site-specific and continuous in time. Those data are compared and validated with the data from a weather station at Zhongshan Station Antarctica and the result shows an obvious correlation. Then those data are used to validate the remote sensing products of the freezing and melting of ice and the surface temperature and the result also indicated a similar correlation. The experiment in Antarctica has proven that WSOOP is an effective system to validate remotely sensed data in the polar region. View Full-Text
Keywords: Antarctica; wireless sensor based online monitoring platform; remote sensing product; validation Antarctica; wireless sensor based online monitoring platform; remote sensing product; validation
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Li, X.; Cheng, X.; Yang, R.; Liu, Q.; Qiu, Y.; Zhang, J.; Cai, E.; Zhao, L. Validation of Remote Sensing Retrieval Products using Data from a Wireless Sensor-Based Online Monitoring in Antarctica. Sensors 2016, 16, 1938.

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