Effective UV surface albedo of seasonally snow-covered lands

  title={Effective UV surface albedo of seasonally snow-covered lands},
  author={Aapo Tanskanen and Teemu Manninen},
At ultraviolet wavelengths the albedo of most natural surfaces is small with the striking exception of snow and ice. Therefore, snow cover is a major challenge for various applications based on radiative transfer modelling. The aim of this work was to determine the characteristic effective UV range surface albedo of various land cover types when covered by snow. First we selected 1 by 1 degree sample regions that met three criteria: the sample region contained dominantly subpixels of only one… CONTINUE READING


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