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Satellite-Derived Surface Radiation/Albedo Intercomparison and Validation References


Mullen, A., Sproles, E.A., Hendrikx, J., Shaw, J.A., Gatebe, C.K., 2022. An Operational Methodology for Validating   Satellite-Based Snow Albedo Measurements Using a UAV. Front. Remote Sens. 2. doi:10.3389/FRSEN.2021.767593

Carrer, D., Meurey, C., Hagolle, O., Bigeard, G., Paci, A., Donier, J.-M., Bergametti, G., Bergot, T., Calvet, J.-C., Goloub,   P., Victori, S., Wang, Z. (2021). Casual Rerouting of AERONET Sun/Sky Photometers: Toward a New Network of   Ground Measurements Dedicated to the Monitoring of Surface Properties? Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 3072.

Shao et al., 2021, Cross-Comparison of Global Surface Albedo Operational Products-MODIS, GLASS, and CGLS,   Remote Sensing, 13(23), 4869;

Li, R., Wang, D., Liang, S., 2021. Comprehensive assessment of five global daily downward shortwave radiation   satellite products. Sci. Remote Sens. 4, 100028. doi:10.1016/J.SRS.2021.100028;

Carrer et al. Surface albedo retrieval from 40-years of Earth observations through the EUMETSAT/LSA SAF and   EU/C3S programmes: the versatile algorithm of Pyalus, Remote Sensing, 2021, 13(3), 372;


Lellouch, Carrer et al., Evaluation of Two Global Land Surface Albedo Datasets Distributed by the Copernicus Climate   Change Service and the EUMETSAT LSA-SAF, Remote Sensing, 12(11), 2020;

Sánchez-Zapero, J., Camacho F., Martínez-Sánchez E., Lacaze R., Carrer D., Pinault F. Benhadj I, Munos-Sabater J.,   Quality Assessment of PROBA-V Surface Albedo V1 for the Continuity of the Copernicus Climate Change Service,   Remote Sensing, 2020, 12(16), 2596;


Carrer, D.; Ceamanos, X.; Moparthy, S.; Vincent, C.; Freitas, S.; Trigo, I. Satellite Retrieval of Downwelling Shortwave   Surface Flux and Diffuse Fraction under all Sky Conditions in the Framework of the LSA SAF Program (Part 1:   Methodology). Remote Sensing, 2019, 11(21), 2532;

Carrer, D.; Moparthy, S.; Vincent, C.; Ceamanos, X.; C. Freitas, S.; Trigo, I.F. Satellite Retrieval of Downwelling   Shortwave Surface Flux and Diffuse Fraction under All Sky Conditions in the Framework of the LSA SAF Program   (Part 2: Evaluation). Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 2630;


Carrer, D.; Moparthy, S.; Lellouch, G.; Ceamanos, X.; Pinault, F.; Freitas, S.C.; Trigo, I.F. (2018). Land Surface Albedo   Derived on a Ten Daily Basis from Meteosat Second Generation Observations: The NRT and Climate Data Record   Collections from the EUMETSAT LSA SAF. Remote Sens., 10, 1262 .

Wang, Z., Schaaf, C. B., Sun, Q., Shuai, Y., & Román, M. O. (2018). Capturing Rapid Land Surface Dynamics with   Collection V006 MODIS BRDF/NBAR/Albedo (MCD43) Products. Remote Sensing of Environment, 207(February),   50–64.


Liu, Y., Wang, Z., Sun, Q., Erb, A.M., Li, Z., Schaaf, C.B., Zhang, X., Román, M.O., Scott, R.L., Zhang, Q., Novick, K.A.,   Syndonia Bret-Harte, M., Petroy, S., & SanClements, M. (2017). Evaluation of the VIIRS BRDF, Albedo and NBAR   256–274.

Cappucci, F., Gobron, N., (2017). Benchmarking of essential climate variables: Gamma index theory and results for   surface albedo and aerosol optical depth, Remote Sensing of Environment, 203, 90-100.


Lattanzio, A., Fell, F., Bennartz, R., Trigo, I. F., and Schulz, J. (2015). Quality assessment and improvement of the   EUMETSAT Meteosat Surface Albedo Climate Data Record, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4561-4571,


Wright, P., M. Bergin, J. Dibb, B. Lefer, F. Domine, T. Carman, C. Carmagnola, M. Dumont, Z. Courville, C. Schaaf, Z.   Wang, Comparing MODIS daily snow albedo to spectral albedo field measurements in Central Greenland, Remote   Sensing of Environment, 140, 118-129, 2014.

Wang, Z., C. B. Schaaf, A. H. Strahler, M. J. Chopping, M. O.Román, Y. Shuai, C. E. Woodcock, D. Y. Hollinger, D. R.   Fitzjarrald, Evaluation of MODIS albedo product (MCD43A) over grassland, agriculture and forest surface types   during dormant and snow-covered periods, Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, 60-77, 2014


Román, M. O., C. K. Gatebe, Y. Shuai, Z. Wang, F. Gao, J. Masek, T. He, S. Liang, C. B. Schaaf, Use of In Situ and   Airborne Multiangle Data to Assess MODIS- and Landsat-Based Estimates of Directional Reflectance and Albedo ,   IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51(3), 1393-1404, 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2243457, 2013.


Cescatti, A., B. Marcolla, S. K. S. Vannan, J. Y. Pan, M. O. Román, X. Yang, P. Ciais, R. B. Cook, B. E. Law, G.   Matteucci, M. Migliavacca, E. Moors, A. D. Richardson, G. Seufert, C. B. Schaaf, (2012). Intercomparison of MODIS   albedo retrievals and in situ measurements across the global FLUXNET network, Remote Sensing of Environme;nt,   121, 323-334.

Wang, Z., C. B. Schaaf, M. J. Chopping, A. H. Strahler, J. Wang, M. O. Román, A. V. Rocha, C. E. Woodcock, Y. Shuai,   (2012). Evaluation of Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow albedo product (MCD43A) over   tundra, Remote Sensing of Environment, 117, 264-280.


Román, M. O., C. B. Schaaf, C. E. Woodcock, A. H. Strahler, X. Yang, R.H. Braswell, P. Curtis, K.J. Davis, D. Dragoni,   M. L. Goulden, L. Gu, D. Y. Hollinger, T. E. Kolb, T.P. Meyer, J. W. Munger, J.L. Privette, A.D. Richardson, T.B. Wilson,   S. C. Wofsy, (2010). The MODIS (Collection V005) BRDF/albedo product: Assessment of spatial representativeness   over forested landscapes, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2476-2498.

Taberner, M., Pinty, B., Govaerts, Y., Liang, S., Verstraete, M.M., Gobron, N., & Widlowski, J.L. (2010). Comparison of   MISR and MODIS land surface albedos: Methodology. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D05101


Liu, J. C., et al. (2009), Validation of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) albedo retrieval   algorithm:   Dependence of albedo on solar zenith angle, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 114

Román, M. O., C. B. Schaaf, P. Lewis, F. Gao, G. P. Anderson, J. L. .Privette, A. H. Strahler, C. E. Woodcock, M.   Barnsley, (2009). Assessing the coupling between surface albedo derived from MODIS and the fraction of diffuse   skylight over spatially-characterized landscapes, Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2009.11.014.

Rutan, D., F. Rose, M. Román, N. Manalo-Smith, C. Schaaf, T. Charlock (2009). Development and assessment of   broadband surface albedo from Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Clouds and Radiation Swath data   product, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 114.

Schaaf, C.B., J. Cihlar, A. Belward, E. Dutton, and M. Verstraete, (2009). Albedo and Reflectance Anisotropy, ECV-T8:   GTOS Assessment of the status of the development of standards for the Terrestrial Essential Climate Variables, ed.,   R. Sessa, FAO, Rome.


Chen, Y. M., et al. (2008), Validation of MISR land surface broadband albedo, International Journal of Remote Sensing,   29, 6971-6983.

Geiger, B., et al. (2008), Land Surface Albedo Derived on a Daily Basis From Meteosat Second Generation   Observations,   IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 46, 3841-3856.

Govaerts, Y. M., et al. (2008), Generating global surface albedo products from multiple geostationary satellites, Remote   Sensing of Environment, 112, 2804-2816.

Schaaf, C., (2008). Albedo and Reflectance Anisotropy, Terrestrial Essential Climate Variables for Climate Change   Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation., GTOS-52, Eds. R. Sessa and H. Dolman, FAO, Rome, 28-29.

Schaaf, C., et al. (2008), Retrieval of surface albedo from satellite sensors, Advances in Land Remote Sensing:   System, Modeling, Inversion and Application, 219-243.

Shuai, Y. M., et al. (2008), Quality assessment of BRDF/albedo retrievals in MODIS operational system, Geophysical   Research Letters, 35.


Hautecoeur, O., and J. L. Roujean (2007), Validation of POLDER surface albedo products based on a review of other   satellites and climate databases, IGARSS: 2007 Ieee International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,   Vols 1-12, 2844-2847.

Sinyuk, A., et al. (2007), Simultaneous retrieval of aerosol and surface properties from a combination of AERONET   and satellite data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 107, 90-108.


Salomon, J. G., et al. (2006), Validation of the MODIS Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function and Albedo   retrievals using combined observations from the Aqua and Terra platforms, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and   Remote Sensing , 44, 1555-1565.

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Govaerts, Y. M., et al. (2004), Consistent surface albedo retrieval from two adjacent geostationary satellites,   Geophysical Research Letters, 31.

Pinty, B., et al. (2004), Intercomparison of Surface Albedo Products from Various Spaceborne Sensors, paper   presented at the Workshop on Inter-Comparison of Large Scale Optical and Infrared Sensors, European Space   Agency, ESTEC, Nordwijk, The Netherlands, 12-14 October.

Lattanzio, A. et al.. Assessment of the EUMETSAT Multi Decadal Land Surface Albedo Data Record from Meteosat   Observations. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 1992.

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