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Sunglint observations over land from ground and airborne L-band radiometer data

Geophysical Research Letters (Impact Factor: 3.98). 01/2008; 35. DOI: 10.1029/2008GL035062

ABSTRACT 1] This study quantifies the effects of Sun reflection over land surfaces on radiometric measurements at L-band. The impact of the reflected Sun on radiometric measurements over a grass field and over an agricultural area reached 25 K and 17 K respectively. A model that predicts the impact of Sun reflection over land is developed and tested for two different radiometer configurations and spatial resolutions.

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