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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Validation of Surface Temperature Determination with Aster Thermal Infrared Data

Authors
item Schmugge, T - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV
item Ritchie, Jerry
item Hsu, An Fei
item Rango, Albert
item French, A. - US WATER CONS. LAB

Submitted to: European Geophysical Society; American Geophysical Union; European Union of Geosciences
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 28, 2005
Publication Date: April 28, 2005
Citation: Schmugge, T., Ritchie, J., Hsu, A., Rango, A., French, A.N. 2005. Validation of surface temperature determination with ASTER thermal infrared data. [abstract]. Geophysical Research Abstracts. 7:03858.

Interpretive Summary: No interpretive summary required.

Technical Abstract: Simultaneous observation ground brightness temperatures and the multi-spectral thermal infrared observations from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER) radiometer were made on 6 occasions between 2001 and 2003 at the Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico. This arid site is well suited for the comparison because low humidity minimizes atmospheric effects. The ASTER data were atmospherically corrected using NCEP profiles adjusted for local conditions The ground measurements were made with a handheld broadband radiometer at 49 locations over a 30 x 30 m grid at 6 different sites representative of the range of land cover conditions at the Jornada. The average broadband brightness temperature was generally found to be with in the range of the brightness temperatures observed by the 5 ASTER bands.

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