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, Wei Gao, Qifeng Lu, Qifeng Lu, Zhiqiang Gao, Zhiqiang Gao, Wanli Wu, Wanli Wu, Bingyu Du, Bingyu Du, James Slusser, 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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