Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
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, Olaf N. E. Tuinder, Ping Wang, and Piet Stammes

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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.