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Abstract

This paper discusses the rationale and motivation for this endeavour, presents the inter-comparison protocol as well as the evaluation procedures, and describes the principal results. Participants were asked to simulate the transfer of radiation for a variety of precisely defined terrestrial environments and illumination conditions. The difference between the results generated by eight different models, including both one-and three-dimensional approaches, were then documented and analysed. RAMI proposed a protocol to quantitatively assess the consequences of the model discrepancies with respect to application, such as those motivating the development of physically based inversion procedures.

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Authors: PINTY B ET AL, JRC, SAI, GVM, Ispra (IT);ANTUNES M, INPE, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo (BR);BACOUR C, Universite Paris, Laboratoire Environnement et Developpement, Paris (FR);JACQUEMOUD S, Universite Paris, Laboratoire Environnement et Developpement, Paris (FR);GASCON F, Centre dÆEtudes Spatiales de la Biosphere, Toulouse (FR);GASTELLU J-P, Centre dÆEtudes Spatiales de la Biosphere, Toulouse (FR);GOEL N, Wayne State University, Department of Computer Science, Detroit, Michigan (US);NORTH P, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood (UK);QIN W, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland (US);THOMPSON R, Alachua Research Institute, Alachua, Florida (US)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.106, No.D11 (2001), pp.11937-11956
Record Number: 200113947 / Last updated on: 2001-10-24
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en