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A study of BRDF over Tokyo for the spaceborne measurements of atmospheric trace gases
Author(s): K. Noguchi; A. Richter; J. P. Burrows; H. Irie; K. Kita
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Paper Abstract

In the present study, we aim at developing an empirical model of BRDF over Tokyo, Japan, which is one of the most polluted areas in Asia, to evaluate the effect of the surface albedo on air-pollution monitoring from space. We used the RossThick-LiSparseReciprocal model with MODIS data to retrieve BRDF information. The BRDF had a strong dependence on season and local time, and the magnitude of the seasonal and local time change was up to 50%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8524, Land Surface Remote Sensing, 85242D (21 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974818
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K. Noguchi, Nara Women's Univ. (Japan)
A. Richter, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
J. P. Burrows, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
H. Irie, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
K. Kita, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8524:
Land Surface Remote Sensing
Dara Entekhabi; Yoshiaki Honda; Haruo Sawada; Jiancheng Shi; Taikan Oki, Editor(s)

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