Changes in surface (albedo) characteristics

a pilot survey for the British Isles using NOAA imagery

A. Henderson-Sellers, N. Stockdale

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution


Visible and infra-red images of the whole of the British Isles have been analysed, and calculation of values of the surface albedo, and the surface emissivity, has revealed changes during and since the 1976 drought. However, it is found that certain changes in values of surface infra-red emissivity are difficult to interpret and in many cases reference must be made to meteorological parameters. The use of low resolution satellite imagery to establish surface characteristics on a national scale is shown to be of the utmost importance for climatic impact studies. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemote sensing and national mapping
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th annual conference of the Remote Sensing Society
PublisherRemote Sensing Society, University of Reading
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual conference of the Remote Sensing Society - University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Dec 1978 → …
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceAnnual conference of the Remote Sensing Society
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/12/78 → …

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