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Remote Sensing Studies of Urban Canopies: 3D Radiative Transfer Modeling

Landier, L. and Lauret, N. and Yin, T. and Al Bitar, A. and Gastellu-Etchegorry, J. -P. and Feigenwinter, C. and Parlow, E. and Mitraka, Z. and Chrysoulakis, N.. (2016) Remote Sensing Studies of Urban Canopies: 3D Radiative Transfer Modeling. In: Sustainable Urbanization. p. 23.

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Abstract

Need for better understanding and more accurate estimation of radiative fluxes in urban environments, specifically urban surface albedo and exitance, motivates development of new remote sensing and three‐dimensional (3D) radiative transfer (RT) modeling methods. The discrete anisotropic radiative transfer (DART) model, one of the most comprehensive physically based 3D models simulating Earth/atmosphere radiation interactions, was used in combination with satellite data (e.g., Landsat‐8 observations) to better parameterize the radiative budget components of cities, such as Basel in Switzerland. After presenting DART and its recent RT modeling functions, we present a methodological concept for estimating urban fluxes using any satellite image data.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Meteorologie, Klimatologie und Fernerkundung > Meteorologie (Parlow)
UniBasel Contributors:Feigenwinter, Christian and Parlow, Eberhard
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Book Chapter
Publisher:InTechOpen
ISBN:978-953-51-2652-2
e-ISBN:978-953-51-2653-9
Series Name:Environmental Sciences
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Language:English
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