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Clear Sky Estimation Of Surface Albedo From Digitized GOES East Visual Images
Author(s): James R. Foreman
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Paper Abstract

A method is derived using digitised GOES east visual images to estimate the albedo of the Earth's surface. Atmospheric effects are accounted for with two equations from Nack and Curran1 which depend only on the solar zenith angle and which may be reparameterized to fit quantities derived from measurements. The albedos so found for Hampton, Virginia, us-ing satellite brightness counts, meteorological data, surface insolation measurements and astronomical computations, are in agreement with values cited in the literature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0846, Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in Meteorology, (25 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942637
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James R. Foreman, Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0846:
Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in Meteorology
Paul Janota, Editor(s)

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