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Ten-year (1993-2002) time-series of microwave land emissivity
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Paper Abstract

A new algorithm is developed to retrieve the land surface emissivity at four SSM/I frequencies. The coefficients used in the algorithm are directly derived from a training data set including land emissivity and SSM/I measured brightness temperatures. The training data set is also derived from SSM/I brightness temperatures by removing the effects of atmospheric emission and surface temperature. In doing so, the upwelling and downwelling brightness temperature as well as atmospheric transmittance are computed directly from the global data assimilation system (GDAS) temperature and moisture profiles, and surface temperature. Global monthly mean emissivity maps are generated from the daily products. The retrievals under rain regions are not used in the averaging. The rainy pixels were screened out using SSM/I precipitation algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4894, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment III, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.467792
Show Author Affiliations
Banghua Yan, Decision Systems Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Fuzhong Weng, NOAA National Environmental, Satellite, Dta, and Information Service (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4894:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment III
Christian D. Kummerow; JingShang Jiang; Seiho Uratuka, Editor(s)

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