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i.albedo — Computes broad band albedo from surface reflectance.

Keywords

imagery, albedo, reflectance, satellite, Landsat, ASTER, AVHRR, MODIS

Synopsis

i.albedo
i.albedo --help
i.albedo [-mnl8acd] input=name[,name,...] output=name  [--overwrite]  [--help]  [--verbose]  [--quiet]  [--ui]

Flags

-m

MODIS (7 input bands:1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

-n

NOAA AVHRR (2 input bands:1,2)

-l

Landsat 5+7 (6 input bands:1,2,3,4,5,7)

-8

Landsat 8 (7 input bands:1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

-a

ASTER (6 input bands:1,3,5,6,8,9)

-c

Aggressive mode (Landsat)
Albedo dry run to calculate some water to beach/sand/desert stretching, a kind of simple atmospheric correction

-d

Soft mode (MODIS)
Albedo dry run to calculate some water to beach/sand/desert stretching, a kind of simple atmospheric correction

--overwrite

Allow output files to overwrite existing files

--help

Print usage summary

--verbose

Verbose module output

--quiet

Quiet module output

--ui

Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters

input=name[,name,...] [required]

Name of input raster map

output=name [required]

Name for output raster map

Description

i.albedo calculates the albedo, that is the Shortwave surface reflectance in the range of 0.3-3 micro-meters.  It takes as input individual bands of surface reflectance originating from MODIS, AVHRR, Landsat or Aster satellite sensors and calculates the albedo for those.  This is a precursor to r.sun and any energy-balance processing.

Notes

It uses for Landsat 8 the weighted average reflectance (temporary solution until an algorithm is found).

It assumes MODIS product surface reflectance in [0;10000].

Example

The following example creates the raster map "albedo_lsat7_1987" from the LANDSAT-TM5 bands in the North Carolina dataset:

g.region raster=lsat5_1987_10 -p
i.albedo -l input=lsat5_1987_10,lsat5_1987_20,lsat5_1987_30,lsat5_1987_40,lsat5_1987_50,lsat5_1987_70 output=albedo_lsat7_1987

Figure: Resulting albedo map from LANDSAT 5

The following example creates the raster map "albedo_lsat7_2000" from the LANDSAT-TM7 bands in the North Carolina dataset:

g.region raster=lsat7_2000_10 -p
i.albedo -l input=lsat7_2000_10,lsat7_2000_20,lsat7_2000_30,lsat7_2000_40,lsat7_2000_50,lsat7_2000_70 output=albedo_lsat7_2000

Figure: Resulting albedo map from LANDSAT 7

Todo

Maybe change input requirement of MODIS to [0.0-1.0]?

See Also

r.sun, i.vi

References

For a 2 band determination of the Aster BB Albedo see the following:

Salleh and Chan, 2014. Land Surface Albedo Determination: Remote Sensing and Statistical Validation. in proceedings of FIG 2014 (PDF)

Author

Yann Chemin

Last changed: $Date$

Source Code

Available at: i.albedo source code (history)

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