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Intra-annual multi-temporal reflectance of 17 herbaceous species of chalk grassland using leaf-clip mounted on spectrometer

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2022-05-03
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2022-05-03
DOI Publication Date: 2022-05-04
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 1 Files | 21MB


A time-series of leaf-level optical hyperspectral reflectance captured using a leaf-clip and handheld spectrometer for 17 herbaceous species typical of chalk grassland habitat in Kent UK, over 13 sampling dates in 2021. Data were collected using a non-imaging spectrometer manufactured by Spectra-vista Corporation fitted with a leaf-clip; capturing reflectance from 350 - 2500nm. Funded by NERC Grant NE/L002566/1.

Citable as:  Thornley, R.; Verhoef, A.; Gerard, F.; White, K. (2022): Intra-annual multi-temporal reflectance of 17 herbaceous species of chalk grassland using leaf-clip mounted on spectrometer. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 04 May 2022. doi:10.5285/8a798466b9f74b3da500004a94ee5fee.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: hyperspectral, chalk, grassland


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Data lineage:

Data was created by Rachael Thornley; no additional stages

Data Quality:
Spectrometer had undergone recent calibration; spectralon panel used for radiometric calibration; leaf level reflectances are averages of 3 readings
File Format:
Data are BADC-CSV formatted.

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Output Description


  • long_name: 350-2500 reflectance in nm
  • names: 350-2500 reflectance in nm
  • long_name: Unique id of spectra
  • names: Unique id of spectra
  • long_name: date
  • names: date
  • long_name: day of year
  • names: day of year
  • long_name: instrument_name
  • names: instrument_name
  • long_name: leaf number
  • names: leaf number
  • long_name: species name latin
  • names: species name latin
  • long_name: species name short
  • names: species name short

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