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Global Land Surface Albedo from Satellite Data
The GlobAlbedo project is developing a broadband albedo map of the entire Earth's land surface, which is required for use in climate modelling and research. An initial group of eight users are working with the GlobAlbedo project team to define requirements and drive the project towards practical applications of the products. The final albedo products will include both black and white sky albedo over the entire globe with at least monthly frequency over the 1995-2010 time period, and including uncertainty estimates.
|Global Land Surface Albedo from Satellite Data|
|DUE (Data User Element)|
|ENVISAT : AATSR
ERS-2 : ATSR-2
ENVISAT : MERIS
SPOT 4/5 : Vegetation
The objective of the GlobAlbedo project is to respond to the users' requirements for a long time series of global land surface albedo by performing the following activities:
1. Developing and delivering a multi-annual global albedo data set that has the potential to be sustained into the future using data from operational European satellites, such as the GMES Sentinels.
2. Validating and intercomparing the albedo product against ground based, airborne and other satellite based measurements.
3. Providing the global user community with free access to the albedo products.
4. Demonstrating the utility of the albedo product by performing a scientific study exploiting the data set produced.
With the aim of deriving independent estimates making the
best use of operational
|University College London, Mullard Space Science Laboratory|
Brockmann Consult Gmbh
University College London
Dept of Space and Climate Physics
London, WC1E 6BT
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 2000
European Space Agency (ESRIN)
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