Title: Generating Global Surface Albedo Products from Multiple Geostationary Satellites
Authors: GOVAERTS YvesLATTANZIO AlessioTABERNER MALCOLMPINTY BERNARD
Citation: REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT vol. 112 no. 6 p. 2804-2816
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC42897
ISSN: 0034-4257
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2008.01.012
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC42897
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2008.01.012
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Operational weather geostationary satellites have acquired data for more than two decades and offers thus the possibility to generate long time series of essential climate variables like surface albedo as suggested by GCOS. This paper investigates the possibility to generate a consistent global surface broadband albedo map from these satellites. In this context, the paper addresses two specific issues. Firstly, the spatial consistency of surface albedo derived from five different geostationary satellites is examined in details. Secondly, this product has been compared with the equivalent MODIS one to define the temporal consistency between surface albedo derived with old geostationary instrument and technologically advanced instrument like MODIS.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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