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ISLSCP II AVHRR Albedo and BRDF, 1995

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DatasetISLSCP II AVHRR Albedo and BRDF, 1995
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/928
Release date2009-09-28
ProjectInternational Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP II)
Time period1995-02-01 to 1995-07-31

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Downloads14252009-10-102017-10-1846660 total files downloaded

Description

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.

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Strahler, A.H., C. Schaaf, E. Tsvetsinskaya, F.G. Hall, G.J. Collatz, B.W. Meeson, S.O. Los, E.Brown De Colstoun, and D.R. Landis. 2009. ISLSCP II AVHRR Albedo and BRDF, 1995. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/928

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
avhrr_albedo_qdeg_1995.zip 17.2MB 1995-02-01 to 1995-07-31
avhrr_albedo_hdeg_1995.zip 4.8MB 1995-02-01 to 1995-07-31
avhrr_albedo_1deg_1995.zip 1.4MB 1995-02-01 to 1995-07-31

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  • 1_avhrr_albedo_1995_doc.pdf
  • 0_avhrr_albedo_readme.txt

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