Title

Land Surface Hot-spot Observed by MODIS Over Central Africa

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-25-2010

Description

The hot-spot is the term used to describe the increased directional reflectance that occurs over most land surfaces when the solar and view directions coincide. Under these viewing conditions, shadows cast on the surface are minimized, resulting in increased reflectance. This phenomenon has been observed in laboratory measurements (Sandmeier et al. 1998), airborne data (Vermote et al. 1997) and multi-angular satellite sensor data by systems such as POLDER (Hautecoeur and Leroy 1998).

Publication Title

International Journal of Remote Sensing

DOI of Published Version

https://doi.org/10.1080/01431160110120379

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