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SEN2EXP campaign - APEX instrument in the clean room

What was the purpose of SEN2EXP?

In the SEN2EXP campaign, the data gap for broad leaf forests is addressed as suitable reference datasets of sufficient quality do not exist. This campaign will therefore complement existing data sets in terms of the type of vegetation, range of Leaf Area Index (LAI), Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fAPAR), Canopy Chlorophyll Content (CCC), and Canopy Water Content (CWC) observed. In addition it will improve the reliability of the measurements both for:

  • The radiometric data required to simulate Sentinel-2 data;
  • The validation of ground measurements.

The Sen2Exp campaign addresses these topics for broad leaf forested areas in mid-latitude regions that represent a significant fraction of the land cover in Europe.

Download the SEN2Exp Final Report

Campaign Summary
Data Coverage (Year)2013
Geographic SiteMulhouse (France)
Field of ApplicationForested area in support of Sentinel-2 mission
Data SizeMore than 50 GB

Digital Object Identifier: - SEN2EXP: "Technical Assistance to fieldwork in the Harth forest during SEN2Exp"


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