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Litvinov et al. 2011

Litvinov, P., O. Hasekamp, B. Cairns, and M.I. Mishchenko, 2011: Semi-empirical BRDF and BPDF models applied to the problem of aerosol retrievals over land: testing on airborne data and implications for modeling of top-of-atmosphere measurements. In Polarimetric Detection, Characterization, and Remote Sensing. M.I. Mishchenko, Y.S. Yatskiv, V.K. Rosenbush, and G. Videen, Eds., NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer, pp. 313-340.

For the retrieval of atmospheric aerosol properties from satellite measurements, the atmospheric signal should be correctly separated from the surface signal. This represents one of the most important challenges in the development of algorithms for the retrieval of aerosol properties over land surfaces. Intrinsic reflectance properties of surfaces can be described by the Bidirectional Reflectance and Polarization Distribution Functions (BRDF and BPDF). In this chapter, we investigate the performance of different semi-empirical BRDF and BPDF models as they relate to the requirements for aerosol retrievals over land. First, we test BRDF and BPDF for bare soil and vegetation surfaces using multi-angle, multispectral photopolarimetric airborne measurements of the Research Scanning Polarimeter. Then, we investigate the capability of the different models to represent top-of-atmosphere measurements.

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@inproceedings{li05500b,
  author={Litvinov, P. and Hasekamp, O. and Cairns, B. and Mishchenko, M. I.},
  editor={Mishchenko, M. I. and Yatskiv, Y. S. and Rosenbush, V. K. and Videen, G.},
  title={Semi-empirical BRDF and BPDF models applied to the problem of aerosol retrievals over land: testing on airborne data and implications for modeling of top-of-atmosphere measurements},
  booktitle={Polarimetric Detection, Characterization, and Remote Sensing},
  year={2011},
  pages={313--340},
  publisher={Springer},
  address={Dordrecht, The Netherlands},
  series={NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - CPAPER
ID  - li05500b
AU  - Litvinov, P.
AU  - Hasekamp, O.
AU  - Cairns, B.
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
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ED  - Yatskiv, Y. S.
ED  - Rosenbush, V. K.
ED  - Videen, G.
PY  - 2011
TI  - Semi-empirical BRDF and BPDF models applied to the problem of aerosol retrievals over land: testing on airborne data and implications for modeling of top-of-atmosphere measurements
BT  - Polarimetric Detection, Characterization, and Remote Sensing
T3  - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
SP  - 313
EP  - 340
PB  - Springer
CY  - Dordrecht, The Netherlands
ER  -

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