National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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Published in JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 104, NO. D6, PAGES 6257-6268, MARCH 27, 1999.


Commonly, experimental data on surface directional reflectance are not properly corrected for atmospheric effects. In this paper, we describe a new method for rigorous retrieval of the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) from ground-based measurements.