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The AMSR-E Instantaneous Emissivity Estimation and its Correlation, Frequency Dependency Analysis over Different Land Covers

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7 Author(s)
Yubao Qiu ; State Key Lab. of Remote Sensing Sci., Jointly Sponsored by the Inst. of Remote Sensing Applic. of Chinese Acad. of Sci. & Beijing Normal Univ., Beijing ; Jiancheng Shi ; Hallikainen, M.T. ; Lemmetyinen, J.
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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectra-radiometer (MODIS/Aqua) and the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS (AMSR-E) are two sensors aboard on satellite Aqua. Atmospheric parameters retrieved from MODIS/Aqua, such as the layered atmosphere temperature, humidity and pressure profile and land surface temperature (LST), are used to help the estimation of AMSR-E instantaneous microwave emissivity in clear sky conditions over land. As an example, a two-week (from 12-08-2006 to 25-08-2006) instantaneous emissivity over land has been calculated globally for 6.9-, 10.7-, 23.8-, 36.5-, and 89.0-GHz using both polarizations, ascending and descending orbit respectively. The calculated AMSR-E emissivities agree well with the other study [6] through comparison, and can provide more details. The frequency dependency and correlation analysis show the promising emissivity prediction with different channels. The time series analysis over different land covers reveal that the variation of emissivities do not exceed 0.05 in average and it is almost zero for polarization difference (PD) change, which all induce that the time extrapolation of emissivities could tackle cloud contamination issues (time series gap).

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2008. IGARSS 2008. IEEE International  (Volume:2 )

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7-11 July 2008