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Test Sites

The test sites of ACIX were selected according to AERONET station sites (listed below).

 

  Test Sites* Zone** Land Cover

AERONET station

Lat, Lon

Temperate
Beijing [China] Temperate urban, mountains 39.977, 116.381
Canberra [Australia] Temperate urban, vegetated, water -35.271, 149.111
Carpentras [France] Temperate vegetated, bare soil, coastal 44.083, 5.058
Davos [Switzerland] Temperate forest, snow, agricolture 46.813, 9.844
GSFC [USA] Temperate urban, forest, cropland, water 38.992, -76.840
Pretoria_CSIR-DPSS [South Africa] Temperate urban, semi-arid -25.757, 28.280
Sioux_Falls [USA] Temperate cropland, vegetated 43.736, -96.626
Yakutsk [Russia] Temperate forest, river, snow 61.662, 129.367
Arid
Bonizoumbou [Niger] Tropical desert, cropland 13.541, 2.665
Capo_Verde [Capo Verde] Tropical desert, ocean 16.733, -22.935
SEDE_BOKER [Israel] Temperate desert 30.855, 34.782
Equat. Forest
Alta_Florest [Brazil] Tropical cropland, urban, forest -9.871, -56.104
ND_Marbel_Univ [Philippines] Tropical cropland, urban, forest 6.496, 124.843
Boreal

 

Rimrock [USA]

 

Temperate

 

semi-arid

 

46.487, -116.992

Coastal Sites
Gloria [Romania] Temperate water, vegetated 44.600, 29.360
Sirmione_Museo_GC [Italy] Temperate water, vegetated, urban 45.500, 10.606
Thornton C-power [Belgium] Temperate water, vegetated 51.532, 2.955
Venice [Italy] Temperate water, vegetated, urban 45.314, 12.508
WaveCIS [USA] Temperate water, vegetated 28.867, -90.483

 * Selected considering the AERONET data availability. The nomenclature for the site names is according to the AERONET sites.

 ** The nomenclature for latitude region was Arctic > 66.5°, 66.5° < Temperate < 23.5, 23.5° < Tropical < -23.5°

      and equivalent for southern hemisphere latitudes.

AERONET Test Sites