27 September 2006 Analysis of temporal variations of surface albedo from MODIS
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Land surface albedo is a key parameter in modeling radiative transfer in the atmosphere. Simulated climates are sensitive to specified albedo in models. The MODIS BRDF/Albedo Science Data Product represents the latest attempt at providing a dataset suitable for climate model comparisons. It is necessary to analyze the feature of white-sky and black-sky albedo before its use in land surface models. White-sky (diffuse) and black-sky albedo (direct at local solar noon) in China from MODIS based on Lucht algorithm are calculated and analyzed. The differences of white-sky and black-sky albedo for different land use/land cover are compared. The derived albedo exhibits clear interannual variation with large variation in Northern China. Black-sky albedo and white-sky albedo are characterized with different features for different land covers.
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Wei Gao, Qifeng Lu, Zhiqiang Gao, Wanli Wu, Bingyu Du, James Slusser, "Analysis of temporal variations of surface albedo from MODIS", Proc. SPIE 6298, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability III, 62981G (27 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.676197; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.676197
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