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Spectral surface albedo derived from GOME-2/Metop measurements

Pflug, Bringfried and Loyola, Diego (2009) Spectral surface albedo derived from GOME-2/Metop measurements. In: PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE on DVD, Vol. 7475 / doi:10.1117/12.830368 (7475-48 ), pp. 1-8. SPIE. Remote Sensing Europe 2009, 31 Aug - 3 Sept 2009, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 9780819477804. ISSN 0277-786X

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Spectral surface albedo is an important input for GOME-2 trace gas retrievals. An algorithm was developed for estimation of spectral surface albedo from top-of-atmosphere (TOA)-radiances measured by the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment GOME-2 flying on-board MetOp-A. The climatologically version of this algorithm estimates Minimum Lambert-Equivalent Reflectivity (MLER) for a fixed time window and can use data of many years in contrast to the Near-real time version. Accuracy of surface albedo estimated by MLER-computation increases with the amount of available data. Unfortunately, most of the large GOME pixels are partly covered by clouds, which enhance the LER-data. A plot of LER-values over cloud fraction is used within this presentation to account for this influence of clouds. This "cloud fraction plot" can be applied over all surface types. Surface albedo obtained using the "cloud fraction plot" is compared with reference surface albedo spectra and with the FRESCO climatology. There is a general good agreement; however there are also large differences for some pixels.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Spectral surface albedo derived from GOME-2/Metop measurements
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Pflug, BringfriedUNSPECIFIED
Date:8 September 2009
Journal or Publication Title:PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE on DVD
Volume:Vol. 7475 / doi:10.1117/12.830368
Page Range:pp. 1-8
Picard, Richard H.Air Force Research Lab (USA)
Schäfer, KlausFZ Karlsruhe (D)
Comeron, AdolfoUniv.Politécnica de Cataluña (Spain)
Kassianov, EvgueniPacific NW National Lab (USA)
Mertens, Christopher J.NASA Langley Res.Center (USA)
Series Name:PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIV
Event Title:Remote Sensing Europe 2009
Event Location:Berlin, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:31 Aug - 3 Sept 2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Marine Remote Sensing
Deposited By: Bärbel Bolowski
Deposited On:03 Nov 2009 09:04
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 14:48

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