Project: ISLSCP IIProject: ISLSCP II
The International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Initiative II
Data Set: ISLSCP II AVHRR Albedo and BRDF, 1995Data Set: ISLSCP II AVHRR Albedo and BRDF, 1995
This Albedo and BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) data set contains three files containing BRDF parameters, white- sky albedo and black-sky albedo at solar noon for three bands ((350-680nm, 680-3000nm, and 350-30000nm)derived from AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer). These data are available at spatial resolutions of quarter, half, and one degree. Black-sky albedo (direct beam contribution) and white-sky (Completely diffuse contribution) can be linearly combined as a function of the fraction of diffuse skylight (itself a function of optical depth) to provide an actual or instantaneous albedo at local solar noon.
Detailed Documentation: Data Set Reference Document
Strahler, A.H., C.L.B. Schaaf, and E. Tsvetsinskaya. 2009. ISLSCP II AVHRR Albedo and BRDF, 1995. In Hall, Forrest G., G. Collatz, B. Meeson, S. Los, E. Brown de Colstoun, and D. Landis (eds.). ISLSCP Initiative II Collection. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov/] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/928
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All Data Taken At Latitude: 90.00N, Longitude: 180.00E
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