Direct determination of surface albedos from satellite imagery.

Y. Mekler, J. H. Joseph

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An empirical method to measure the spectral surface albedo of surfaces from Landsat imagery is presented and analyzed. The empiricism in the method is due only to the fact that three parameters of the solution must be determined for each spectral photograph of an image on the basis of independently known albedos at three points. The approach is otherwise based on exact solutions of the radiative transfer equation for upwelling intensity. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-536
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Climate and Applied Meteorology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983


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