publication . Article . Other literature type . 2006

Simplifying the Interaction of Land Surfaces with Radiation for Relating Remote Sensing Products to Climate Models

Michel Verstraete; Thomas Lavergne;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 111 (issn: 0148-0227, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Abstract
[1] Remote sensing products, such as the fraction of reflected solar radiation flux, as well as the amount of radiation absorbed in the photosynthetically active spectral region and the Leaf Area Index (LAI), are operationally available from Space Agencies. Climate models may benefit from these products provided their one dimensional (1-D) radiation transfer schemes effectively represent the three dimensional (3-D) effects implied by the internal spatial variability of vegetation canopies, e.g., the leaf area density, at all scales and resolutions involved (say from 1 to 100 kilometers). Failing to do so leads to inherent inconsistencies between the domain-avera...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Geophysics
free text keywords: Earth-Surface Processes, Ecology, Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous), Space and Planetary Science, Palaeontology, Forestry, Aquatic Science, Atmospheric Science, Soil Science, Geochemistry and Petrology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Water Science and Technology
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