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BRDF/Albedo retrievals from the Terra and Aqua MODIS systems at 500-m spatial resolution and 10-day intervals
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Paper Abstract

Surface bi-directional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) and albedo properties are retrieved over the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Southern Great Plains (SGP) area. A landcover-based fitting approach is employed by using a newly developed landcover classification map and the MODIS 10-day surface reflectance product (MOD09). The surface albedo derived by this method is validated against other satellite systems (e.g. Landsat-7 and MISR) and ground measurements made by an ASD spectroradiometer. Our results show good agreements between the datasets in general. The advantages of this method include the ability to capture rapid changes in surface properties and an improved performance over other methods under a frequent presence of clouds. Results indicate that the developed landcover-based fitting methodology is valuable for generating spatially and temporally complete surface albedo and BRDF maps using MODIS observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5549, Weather and Environmental Satellites, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.558802
Show Author Affiliations
Yi Luo, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)
Alexander P. Trishchenko, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)
Rasim Latifovic, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)
Konstantin Khlopenkov, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)
Zhanqing Li, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5549:
Weather and Environmental Satellites
Thomas H. Vonder Haar; Hung-Lung Allen Huang, Editor(s)

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