Wavelength-integrated Albedos [Perovich, D., T. Grenfell, B. Light, J. Richter-Menge, T. Tucker]
As part of ice-albedo feedback studies during SHEBA, we measured spectral and wavelength-integrated albedos. Measurements were made at least weekly every 2.5 m along a 200-m survey line from April through October. Initially this line was completely snowcovered, but as the melt season progressed it became a mixture of bare ice and melt ponds. Observed changes in albedo were a combination of a gradual evolution due to seasonal transitions and abrupt shifts resulting from synoptic weather events. Surface conditions evolved from dry snow (April-May) to melting snow (June 3) to early melt ponds (mid-late June) to fully developed melt ponds (July-August). From June through August albedo measurements were made every other day. For additional documentation, start with the albevol.htm file contained in the zip file html-metadata.zip.
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Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.
Maximum (North) Latitude:
Minimum (South) Latitude:
Minimum (West) Longitude: -170.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -130.00
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- author: Donald Perovich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- author: Thomas C. Grenfell <email@example.com>
- author: Bonnie Light <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- author: Jacqueline Richter-Menge <Jaqueline.A.Richter-Menge@erdc.usaec.army.mil>
- principalInvestigator: Donald Perovich <email@example.com>
- author: Walter B. "Terry" Tucker III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CitationExample citation following ESIP guidelines:
Perovich, D., et al. 2007. Wavelength-integrated Albedos. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6SB444G. Accessed 24 Oct 2021.
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