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A Nested Ecohydrological Wireless Sensor Network for Capturing the Surface Heterogeneity in the Midstream Areas of the Heihe River Basin, China



This letter introduces the ecohydrological wireless sensor network (EHWSN), which we have installed in the middle reach of the Heihe River Basin. The EHWSN has two primary objectives: the first objective is to capture the multiscale spatial variations and temporal dynamics of soil moisture, soil temperature, and land surface temperature in the heterogeneous farmland; and the second objective is to provide a remote-sensing ground-truth estimate with an approximate kilometer pixel scale using spatial upscaling. This ground truth can be used for validation and evaluation of remote-sensing products. The EHWSN integrates distributed observation nodes to achieve an automated, intelligent, and remote-controllable network that provides superior integrated, standardized, and automated observation capabilities for hydrological and ecological processes research at the basin scale.


  • automated intelligent remote-controllable network
  • basin scale
  • China
  • distributed observation nodes
  • Eco-hydrological process
  • ecological process research
  • Ecology
  • Heihe River Basin
  • heterogeneous farmland
  • hydrological process research
  • hydrological techniques
  • hydrology
  • integrated standardized automated observation capabilities
  • kilometer pixel scale
  • land surface
  • Land surface temperature
  • middle reach
  • midstream areas
  • moisture
  • multiscale spatial variations
  • nested ecohydrological wireless sensor network
  • Remote sensing
  • remote-sensing ground-truth estimate
  • remote-sensing products
  • remote-sensing validation
  • rivers
  • soil
  • soil moisture
  • soil temperature
  • spatial upscaling
  • spatial variation
  • surface heterogeneity
  • Temperature measurement
  • Temperature sensors
  • temporal dynamics
  • wireless sensor networks
  • wireless sensor network (WSN)


Rui Jin, Xin Li, Baoping Yan, Xiuhong Li, Wanmin Luo, Minguo Ma, Jianwen Guo, Jian Kang, Zhongli Zhu. 2014. A Nested Eco-hydrological Wireless Sensor Network for Capturing Surface Heterogeneity in the Middle-reach of Heihe River Basin, China. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 11(11): 2015-2019, DOI:10.1109/LGRS.2014.2319085

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