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Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 425–438, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-425-2016
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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 425–438, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-425-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Review article 23 Sep 2016

Review article | 23 Sep 2016

A database of global reference sites to support validation of satellite surface albedo datasets (SAVS 1.0)

Alexander Loew et al.

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The paper introduces a novel database of global potential surface albedo validation sites which are very well characterized in terms of their spatial heterogeneity. The database might be usefull for the validation and longterm monitoring of satellite data products and validation of satellite derived geophysical datasets.
The paper introduces a novel database of global potential surface albedo validation sites which...
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