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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Temperature and Emissivity Separation from Multispectral Thermal Infrared Observations

Authors
item Schmugge, Thomas
item French, Andrew
item Ritchie, Jerry
item Rango, Albert
item Pelgrum, Henk - ESTEC, THE NETHERLANDS

Submitted to: Remote Sensing of Environment
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 4, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: The emissivity of the surface has a major effect on the radiation energy balance at the earth's surface. Therefore, knowledge of the spatial variation of the surface emissivity is important for quantifying the radiation balance at the earth's surface. This paper presents preliminary results of a technique for observing this spatial variation. While these results were obtained using data from an aircraft sensor, it is extendable to data from satellite platforms and, thus, could be used on a global basis.

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