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NAME

i.emissivity - Computes emissivity from NDVI, generic method for sparse land.

KEYWORDS

imagery, emissivity, land flux, energy balance

SYNOPSIS

i.emissivity
i.emissivity --help
i.emissivity input=name output=name [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]

Flags:

--overwrite
Allow output files to overwrite existing files
--help
Print usage summary
--verbose
Verbose module output
--quiet
Quiet module output
--ui
Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters:

input=name [required]
Name of the NDVI map [-]
output=name [required]
Name of the output emissivity layer

Table of contents

DESCRIPTION

i.emissivity calculates the emissivity in the longwave radiation spectrum, according to the semi-empirical equation related to NDVI by Caselles et al. (1997), valid in the NDVI range of 0.16 to 0.74 (Bastiaanssen, 1995).

Caselles et al. (1997) give reference (in Table 3 and Figure 2) to both the NDVI range used (0.15 - 0.71) and the corresponding emissivity range used (0.97 - 0.99).

The emissivity is the efficiency of longwave energy returning to the atmosphere from the skin surface. The skin surface receives heat from the thermal infrared radiation of the Sun, through atmospheric interaction. A part is returned to the atmosphere fastly, and another part is kept in the surface skin to be returned later. In more scientific terms, the grey body radiation is equal to the black body radiation times the emissivity.

SEE ALSO

i.eb.netrad

REFERENCES

AUTHOR

Yann Chemin, GRASS Development Team

Last changed: $Date: 2016-06-06 14:51:47 -0700 (Mon, 06 Jun 2016) $

SOURCE CODE

Available at: i.emissivity source code (history)


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