Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 10, 775–790, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-775-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 775–790, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-775-2016

Research article 06 Apr 2016

Research article | 06 Apr 2016

Correction of broadband snow albedo measurements affected by unknown slope and sensor tilts

Ursula Weiser et al.

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Geometric effects induced by tilt errors lead to erroneous measurement of snow albedo. These errors are corrected where tilts of sensors and slopes are unknown. Atmospheric parameters are taken from a nearby reference measurement or a radiation model. The developed model is fitted to the measured data to determine tilts and directions which vary daily due to changing atmospheric conditions and snow cover. The results show an obvious under- or overestimation of albedo depending on the slope direction.