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Title: Gridded Surface Albedo

Abstract

Global digital databases of natural vegetation and land use were compiled, for use in climate studies, at 1 degree resolution from over 100 published sources. A series of 6 data sets, derived from the original compilations, was prepared and archived on tape at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) (Matthews, 1984). The first is a vegetation data set representing natural (pre-agricultural) vegetation based on the UNESCO classification system. The second derived from the land-use compilation, is a cultivation-intensity data set defining the areal extent of presently-cultivated land in the 1 degree cells. The last four data sets which comprise this database are integrated surface-albedo data sets (January, April, July, October) for snow-free conditions, incorporating natural-vegetation and cultivation-intensity data sets. Each of these data sets covers the entire surface of the earth. They include non-zero data for permanent land only, including continental ice; water, including oceans and lakes, is zero.*Note: Gridded (1 degree x 1 degree) surface albedo values are expressed as a percentage.

Authors:

  1. Goddard Space Flight Center, Institute for Space Studies
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
cdiac:Surface_Albedo_Matthews
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
Albedo; Gridded Surface Albedo; Seasonal Surface Albedo; Elaine Matthews; Gridded Surface Albedo (expressed as a %) (1 degree x 1 degree); Dimension; Scale; Min.; Max.; Number of Records in Data File
OSTI Identifier:
1464233
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15485/1464233

Citation Formats

Matthews, Elaine. Gridded Surface Albedo. United States: N. p., 1984. Web. doi:10.15485/1464233.
Matthews, Elaine. Gridded Surface Albedo. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15485/1464233
Matthews, Elaine. 1984. "Gridded Surface Albedo". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15485/1464233. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1464233. Pub date:Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1984
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abstractNote = {Global digital databases of natural vegetation and land use were compiled, for use in climate studies, at 1 degree resolution from over 100 published sources. A series of 6 data sets, derived from the original compilations, was prepared and archived on tape at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) (Matthews, 1984). The first is a vegetation data set representing natural (pre-agricultural) vegetation based on the UNESCO classification system. The second derived from the land-use compilation, is a cultivation-intensity data set defining the areal extent of presently-cultivated land in the 1 degree cells. The last four data sets which comprise this database are integrated surface-albedo data sets (January, April, July, October) for snow-free conditions, incorporating natural-vegetation and cultivation-intensity data sets. Each of these data sets covers the entire surface of the earth. They include non-zero data for permanent land only, including continental ice; water, including oceans and lakes, is zero.*Note: Gridded (1 degree x 1 degree) surface albedo values are expressed as a percentage.},
doi = {10.15485/1464233},
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month = {5}
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