The objective of this work was to produce a monthly climatology of broadband surface albedos for use in global numerical weather prediction models at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Monthly means of clear-sky, surface, broadband, snow-free albedos for overhead sun illumination angle were determined using data from a five-year period from April 1985-December 1987 and January 1989-March 1991. The data set is compatible in temporal coverage and spatial resolution with a monthly climatology of green vegetation fraction (Gutman and Ignatov, 1998) delivered earlier and currently in use at NCEP. Three zip files are provided at three spatial resolutions of quarter, half and on degree, each containing 12 data files in standard ESRI ArcGIS ArcInfo Grid format, and 12 data files in ASCII format denoting defifferences between the original data set and the ISLSCP II Land Sea Mask.
N: 90.0 S: -90.0 E: 180.0 W: -180.0
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|Temporal Extent:||Platform(s):||NOAA-14, TERRA, FIELD INVESTIGATION|
|Data Center(s):||ORNL_DAAC||Instrument(s):||AVHRR, MODIS, STEEL MEASURING TAPE, LICOR LEAF AREA METER|
Variables mapped on uniform space-time grid scales with completeness and consistency
|Project Short Name||Campaigns||Project Dates|
|ISLSCP II||No campaigns listed.||No dates provided.|
|Coverage Type||Zone Identifier||Geometry||Granule Representation|
ORNL DAAC User Services Office, P.O. Box 2008, MS 6407, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6407
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Format Type: Native