Measurement : Surface albedo

The fraction of incoming solar radiation at a surface (i.e. land, cloud top) that is effectively reflected by that surface.

Categories
Surface Properties

Instruments

The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes.

  • ARM Instruments
    • MFR : Multifilter Radiometer
    • MFRSR : Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer
  • External Instruments
    • ETA : Eta Model Runs
    • ECMWFDIAG : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Diagnostic Analyses
    • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data
    • GMS : Geostationary Meteorological Satellite
    • GOES : Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
    • NCEPGFS : National Centers for Environment Prediction Global Forecast System
    • OMI : Ozone Monitoring Instrument
    • TOMS : Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • AOT : Aerosol Optical Thickness
    • RAD-AIR : Airborne Radiometers
    • ASD : Analytical Spectral Devices Field Spectroradiometer
    • ETA : Eta Model Runs
    • ECMWFDIAG : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Diagnostic Analyses
    • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data
    • GOES : Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
    • LBTM-MINNIS : Minnis Cloud Products Using LBTM Algorithm
    • MSR : Multi-wavelength Scanning Radiometer
    • MFR : Multifilter Radiometer
    • MFRSR : Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer
    • RSP : Research Scanning Polarimeter
    • SWFLUXANAL : Shortwave Flux Analysis
    • TOMS : Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer

Value-Added Products

  • SWFLUXANAL : Shortwave Flux Analysis (Process)
    • 15SWFANALBRS1LONG : Short Wave Flux Analysis: 15-min resolution on BRS data, Long algorithm
    • 15SWFANALSIROS1LONG : Short Wave Flux Analysis: 15-min resolution on SIROS data, Long algorithm
    • 15SWFANALSIRS1LONG : Short Wave Flux Analysis: 15-min resolution on SIRS data, Long algorithm
    • 15SWFANALSKYRAD1LONG : Short Wave Flux Analysis: 15-min resolution on SKYRAD data, Long algorithm
    • 1SWFANALBRS1LONG : Short Wave Flux Analysis: 1-min resolution on BRS data, Long algorithm
    • 1SWFANALSIROS1LONG : Short Wave Flux Analysis: 1-min resolution on SIROS data, Long algorithm
    • 1SWFANALSIRS1LONG : Short Wave Flux Analysis: 1-min resolution on SIRS data, Long algorithm
    • 1SWFANALSKYRAD1LONG : Short Wave Flux Analysis: 1-min resolution on SKYAD data, Long algorithm
  • BEFLUX : Best-Estimate Radiative Flux (Process)
    • BEFLUX1LONG : Radiative Flux: best estimate, after Long
  • RIPBE : Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate (Process)
    • RIPBE1MCFARLANE : Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate profiles derived with first McFarlane algorithm
  • SURFSPECALB : Surface Spectral Albedo (Process)

Datastreams

  • ECMWFDIAG : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Diagnostic Analyses Datastreams
    • ECMWFSFCE : ECMWF: near-surface and surface variables (extra), entire coverage, 1-hr avg
  • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data Datastreams
    • ECMWFSURF : ECMWF: surface measurement, entire coverage
  • NCEPGFS : National Centers for Environment Prediction Global Forecast System Datastreams
  • OMI : Ozone Monitoring Instrument Datastreams
    • OMI : Ozone Monitoring Instrument