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Surface Albedo from Bidirectional Reflectance 203

  title={Surface Albedo from Bidirectional Reflectance 203},
  author={K. Jon Ranson and James R. Irons and Craig S. T. Daughtry},
T o t a l hemispherical shortwave reflectance (albedo) is a major parameter of interest for studies of land surface climatology and global change. Efforts' to estimate albedo from remote sensing data have been constrained by the available instrumentation that typically provide observations of reflected radiance from a single view direction in narrow spectral bands'. However, the capability to obtain multiple angle observations over the shortwave region is planned for Earth Observing System… 

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