Amazon Forest Radiation Budget from Satellite Data

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  • 1 Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, São José dos Campos, Brazil
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Abstract

The top-of-the-atmosphere net radiation is determined over the Ducke Reserve Forest site, Manaus, Brazil (2°57 S, 59°57 W), from GOES-7 visible and infrared data during the 1987 wet season (April–May), for 0900 and 1500 LST. It is shown that a very good correlation exists between the top-of-the-atmosphere net radiation and the net radiation measured at the surface.

Abstract

The top-of-the-atmosphere net radiation is determined over the Ducke Reserve Forest site, Manaus, Brazil (2°57 S, 59°57 W), from GOES-7 visible and infrared data during the 1987 wet season (April–May), for 0900 and 1500 LST. It is shown that a very good correlation exists between the top-of-the-atmosphere net radiation and the net radiation measured at the surface.

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