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Earth System Science Data The Data Publishing Journal
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-141
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09 Jan 2018
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Monthly-averaged maps of surface BRDF parameters in ten spectral bands for land and water masses
Philippe Blanc, Benoit Gschwind, Lionel Ménard, and Lucien Wald MINES ParisTech, PSL Research University, O.I.E. - Centre Observation, Impacts, Energy, 06904 Sophia Antipolis, France
Abstract. The construction of worldwide maps of surface bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) parameters is presented. The original data stems from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the USA which is making available maps of BRDF parameters that are derived from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. The first parameter fiso describes the isotropic part of the BRDF while the two others fvol and fgeo describe the anisotropic part and are linked to the viewing and illuminating geometry. The original data has been averaged for each calendar month for the period 2004–2011 and a spatial completion of data was performed, especially in water-covered areas. The resulting complete maps are available in ten spectral bands: [459–479] nm, [545–565] nm, [620–670] nm, [400–700] nm, [841–876] nm, [1230–1250] nm, [1628–1652] nm, [2105–2155] nm, [250–5000] nm, [700–5000] nm, [250–5000] nm. The maps form a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone (Data-CORE) supporting the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles. They are referenced by the doi:10.23646/85d2cd5f-ccaa-482e-a4c9-b6e0c59d966c and available in NetCDF format under the Creative Commons license CC-BY.

Citation: Blanc, P., Gschwind, B., Ménard, L., and Wald, L.: Monthly-averaged maps of surface BRDF parameters in ten spectral bands for land and water masses, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-141, in review, 2018.
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MODIS-derived surface BRDF for land and water masses
Philippe Blanc, Benoît Gschwind, Mireille Lefèvre, and Lucien Wald
https://doi.org/10.23646/85d2cd5f-ccaa-482e-a4c9-b6e0c59d966c
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The construction of worldwide maps of surface bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) parameters is presented. The original data stems from the NASA which is making available maps of BRDF parameters from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument. The original data has been averaged for each month for the period 2004–2011 and a spatial completion of data was performed. The dataset in NetCDF is referenced by doi:10.23646/85d2cd5f-ccaa-482e-a4c9-b6e0c59d966c.
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