Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4219–4238, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4219-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4219–4238, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4219-2021

Research article 08 Jun 2021

Research article | 08 Jun 2021

Directionally dependent Lambertian-equivalent reflectivity (DLER) of the Earth's surface measured by the GOME-2 satellite instruments

Lieuwe G. Tilstra et al.

Data sets

GOME-2 surface LER database description TEMIS https://www.temis.nl/surface/albedo/gome2_ler.php

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In this paper we introduce the new concept of directionally dependent Lambertian-equivalent reflectivity (DLER) of the Earth's surface retrieved from satellite observations. We apply this concept to data of the GOME-2 satellite instruments to create a global database of the reflectivity of the Earth's surface, providing surface DLER for 26 wavelength bands between 328 and 772 nm as a function of the satellite viewing angle via a second-degree polynomial parameterisation.