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Remote Sens. 2018, 10(4), 643;

The Combined ASTER MODIS Emissivity over Land (CAMEL) Part 1: Methodology and High Spectral Resolution Application

Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
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Received: 28 February 2018 / Revised: 9 April 2018 / Accepted: 12 April 2018 / Published: 21 April 2018
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As part of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) MEaSUREs (Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments) Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity project, the Space Science and Engineering Center (UW-Madison) and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) developed a global monthly mean emissivity Earth System Data Record (ESDR). This new Combined ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) Emissivity over Land (CAMEL) ESDR was produced by merging two current state-of-the-art emissivity datasets: the UW-Madison MODIS Infrared emissivity dataset (UW BF) and the JPL ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset Version 4 (GEDv4). The dataset includes monthly global records of emissivity and related uncertainties at 13 hinge points between 3.6–14.3 µm, as well as principal component analysis (PCA) coefficients at 5-km resolution for the years 2000 through 2016. A high spectral resolution (HSR) algorithm is provided for HSR applications. This paper describes the 13 hinge-points combination methodology and the high spectral resolutions algorithm, as well as reports the current status of the dataset. View Full-Text
Keywords: emissivity; infrared; surface; land; hyperspectral; radiation emissivity; infrared; surface; land; hyperspectral; radiation

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Borbas, E.E.; Hulley, G.; Feltz, M.; Knuteson, R.; Hook, S. The Combined ASTER MODIS Emissivity over Land (CAMEL) Part 1: Methodology and High Spectral Resolution Application. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 643.

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