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Matthews and Rossow 1987

Matthews, E., and W.B. Rossow, 1987: Regional and seasonal variations of surface reflectance from satellite observations at 0.6 µm. J. Clim. Appl. Meteorol., 26, 170-202, doi:10.1175/1520-0450(1987)026<0170:RASVOS>2.0.CO;2.

A global series of seasonal visible surface reflectance maps derived from NOAA-5 Scanning Radiometer observations is presented. Methods for isolating clear-sky observations from satellite data are evaluated and the magnitude of atmospheric effects (Rayleigh scattering and ozone absorption) are presented. A preliminary analysis of digital vegetation and soils data bases, which were analyzed in conjunction with the satellite observations, is discussed. Regional and global relectance homogeneity of land-cover types, and snow brightening for types, are presented. Results demonstrate that the statistical approach for isolating clear-sky radiances used in this study obtains accurate enough values for each location to allow meaningful measurements of seasonal, spatial and ecosystem variations in surface reflectance.

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@article{ma01200l,
  author={Matthews, E. and Rossow, W. B.},
  title={Regional and seasonal variations of surface reflectance from satellite observations at 0.6 µm},
  year={1987},
  journal={J. Clim. Appl. Meteorol.},
  volume={26},
  pages={170--202},
  doi={10.1175/1520-0450(1987)026%3C0170%3ARASVOS%3E2.0.CO;2},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ma01200l
AU  - Matthews, E.
AU  - Rossow, W. B.
PY  - 1987
TI  - Regional and seasonal variations of surface reflectance from satellite observations at 0.6 µm
JA  - J. Clim. Appl. Meteorol.
VL  - 26
SP  - 170
EP  - 202
DO  - 10.1175/1520-0450(1987)026%3C0170%3ARASVOS%3E2.0.CO;2
ER  -

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