Site selection and directional models of deserts used for ERBE validation targets
- Staylor, W. F.
- Apr 1, 1986.
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- Broadband shortwave and longwave radiance measurements obtained from the Nimbus 7 Earth Radiation Budget scanner were used to develop reflectance and emittance models for the Sahara, Gibson, and Saudi Deserts. These deserts will serve as in-flight validation targets for the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment being flown on the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite and two National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration polar satellites. The directional reflectance model derived for the deserts was a function of the sum and product of the cosines of the solar and viewing zenith angles, and thus reciprocity existed between these zenith angles. The emittance model was related by a power law of the cosine of the viewing zenith angle.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19860013689., Accession ID: 86N23160., NAS 1.60:2540., L-16041., and NASA-TP-2540.
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