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Site Location: Amburla

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ETM+ Bands 321

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Location (City, State, Country): Amburla, Tanami Desert, 100 km NW of Alice Springs, Nothern Territory, Australia
Altitude above siea level (meters): 626
Center Latitude,Longitude (Degrees): 23.385 , +133.119
Landsat WRS-2 Path/Row: 103 / 76
Size of Usable Area (km): 1 x 2
Owner: Unavailable
Researcher: Unavailable
Purpose: TBD
Description: An arid desert site located on a long flat plain characterized by a red soil with a sparse cover of Mitchell grass. Used for cattle and camel grazing. Ephemeral vegetative growth following heavy tropical thunderstorm activity or slow-moving rain-band activity may be significant but is uncommon. The site has moderate column amounts of water vapor (typically 5 to 40 kg m-1) and aerosol optical depth (typically 0.03 at 0.5 micron). The site is instrumented to monitor continuously the surface radiation budget and meteorological parameters at several points. (Source: AATSR Validation Implementation Plan PO-PL-GAD-AT-005 (3), http://earth.eo.esa.int/pcs/envisat/aatsr/reports/VIP-Version1.pdf).

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Google Earth: Various drainage patterns, small ranges of colors and intensities. The most useable part is limited to a small area about 1 km (E-W) by 2 km (N-S).

Support Data: TBD
Suitability: TBD
Limitations: TBD

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