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ISLSCP II NOAA 5-year Average Monthly Snow-free Albedo from AVHRR

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DatasetISLSCP II NOAA 5-year Average Monthly Snow-free Albedo from AVHRR
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/959
Release date2010-01-25
ProjectInternational Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP II)
Time period1985-04-01 to 1991-03-31

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Citations620112017Publications citing this dataset
Downloads11602011-11-112017-10-225370 total files downloaded

Description

The objective of this work was to produce a monthly climatology of broadband surface albedos for use in global numerical weather prediction models at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Monthly means of clear-sky, surface, broadband, snow-free albedos for overhead sun illumination angle were determined using data from a five-year period from April 1985-December 1987 and January 1989-March 1991. The data set is compatible in temporal coverage and spatial resolution with a monthly climatology of green vegetation fraction (Gutman and Ignatov, 1998) delivered earlier and currently in use at NCEP. Three zip files are provided at three spatial resolutions of quarter, half and on degree, each containing 12 data files in standard ESRI ArcGIS ArcInfo Grid format, and 12 data files in ASCII format denoting defifferences between the original data set and the ISLSCP II Land Sea Mask.

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Csiszar, I.A, F.G. Hall, G.J. Collatz, B.W. Meeson, S.O. Los, E.Brown De Colstoun, and D.R. Landis. 2009. ISLSCP II NOAA 5-year Average Monthly Snow-free Albedo from AVHRR. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/959

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
noaa_albedo_5year_qdeg.zip 4.5MB 1985-04-01 to 1991-03-31
noaa_albedo_5year_1deg.zip 366.6KB 1985-04-01 to 1991-03-31
noaa_albedo_5year_hdeg.zip 1.2MB 1985-04-01 to 1991-03-31

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  • 0_noaa_albedo_readme.txt
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