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A Gap-filled MODIS BRDF Database to Improve Surface Characterization

A Gap-filled MODIS BRDF Database to Improve Surface Characterization

A Valuable Source for Improved Regional and Global Land Surface Modelling

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2012-07-11 )

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We utilize the operational MODIS BRDF products to create spatially and temporally complete bases. Although a nine-year record of global BRDFs from NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites now exists, its inclusion in regional and global models has been limited by the extensive data-gaps caused by persistent clouds and ephemeral snow cover. This research focuses on bridging the gaps in the MODIS BRDF products, which is achieved by applying rigorous temporal interpolation techniques based on vegetation development curves. Comparison of the resulting MODIS BRDF products with the direct BRDF retrievals from the POLDER-3 sensor shows a very good linear relationship between these two remotely sensed products. This resulting consistent, high-quality, long-term reflectance anisotropy databases will benefit the regional and global modeling and monitoring communities.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-659-16798-0

ISBN-10:

3659167983

EAN:

9783659167980

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Qingling Zhang

Number of pages:

152

Published on:

2012-07-11

Category:

Geography