15 December 1995 Cloud reflectance as measured from POLDER during CLEOPATRA, ASTEX, and EUCREX
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POLDER (polarization and directionality of the Earth's reflectances) is a recent French instrument devoted to the global observation of the polarization and directionality of solar radiation reflected by the Earth surface-atmosphere system. The instrument will be launched on the Japanese ADEOS platform in 1996. One of the scientific objectives of the satellite mission concerns cloud characteristics and the Earth radiation budget. An original feature of POLDER is its ability to provide quasi-simultaneous multidirectional radiance measurements of any scene, that means to observe a part of its bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF). This paper focuses on the analysis of BRDFs acquired by the airborne version of POLDER during the CLEOPATRA, ASTEX and EUCREX campaigns over various cloud types (stratocumulus, altostratus and cirrus clouds).
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Jacques Descloitres, Jacques Descloitres, Jean-Claude Buriez, Jean-Claude Buriez, Frederic Parol, Frederic Parol, Claudine Vanbauce, Claudine Vanbauce, } "Cloud reflectance as measured from POLDER during CLEOPATRA, ASTEX, and EUCREX", Proc. SPIE 2582, Atmospheric Sensing and Modeling II, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228536; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.228536


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