SNEX17_CAR_1

SnowEx17 Cloud Absorption Radiometer BRDF V001

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  • Abstract
    This data set contains measurements of the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) for two locations in Colorado, USA: Grand Mesa, a snow-covered, forested study site about 40 miles east of Grand Junction; and Senator Beck Basin approximately 80 miles to the SSE of Grand Mesa.Measurements were acquired using the NASA Cloud Absorption Radiometer (CAR), an airborne multi-angular, multi-wavelength scanning radiometer. The CAR instrument measures scattered light in 14 spectral bands between 0.34 μm and 2.30 μm, which lie in the UV, visible, and near-infrared atmospheric windows.Data were obtained for a variety of conditions including snow grain size (or age), snow liquid water content, solar zenith angle, cloud cover, and snowpack thickness. The data set can be used to assess the accuracy of satellite reflectance and albedo products in snow-covered, forested landscapes.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Ultraviolet Wavelengths
    • Ultraviolet Radiance
    • Radiance
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Visible Wavelengths
    • Visible Radiance
    • Radiance
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Infrared Wavelengths
    • Infrared Radiance
    • Radiance
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  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
  • GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
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    NP-3C Orion
    Instruments
    • CAR

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Continent
    • North America
    • United States Of America
    • Colorado
    • Grand Mesa, Colorado LSOS, and Senator Beck Basin

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  • NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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  • NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    Charles Gatebe

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    Rajesh Poudyal

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    Charles Gatebe

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    Rajesh Poudyal

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    • SnowEx17 Cloud Absorption Radiometer BRDF V001
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center