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Surface reflectance ratios for several land classes in Japan between visible and infrared bands from satellite and sky measurement data
Author(s): Yoshiyuki Kawata; Haruki Fukui; Kazuya Takemata
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Paper Abstract

The surface reflectance ratios for certain land classes in Japan between the visible and infrared bands were computed using the observed sky radiometer data and several data sets of Terra/MODIS in 2002 and 2003. They were found to be different from those in USA. The values of aerosol optical thickness τa were retrieved from Terra/ASTER and Landsat-7/ETM+ data sets over Japan assuming new surface reflectance ratios. We found a good agreement between the retrieved and observed aerosol optical thickness values at our study site. This study suggested the necessity of further works on local and seasonal variations in surface reflectance ratios.

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Date Published: 30 December 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5652, Passive Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds IV, (30 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578397
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshiyuki Kawata, Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
Haruki Fukui, Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kazuya Takemata, Kanasawa Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5652:
Passive Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds IV
Si Chee Tsay; Tatsuya Yokota; Myoung-Hwan Ahn, Editor(s)

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