Estimating Winter Albedo in Dairy Agroecosystems for Researchers Conducting Plot-Scale Studies: A Technical Report
This technical document outlines a multiple linear regression model to estimate albedo in agricultural landscapes from readily-accessible field data and digital imagery. By developing this model, albedo estimates, which are critical to winter energy balances and quantifying the drivers of runoff processes, are feasible for plot-scale studies in agricultural settings. Previously, the cost of instrumentation to directly measure albedo has been cost-prohibitive for much research.
Stock, M.N. and F.A. Arriaga. 2017. Estimating winter albedo in dairy agroecosystems for researchers conducting plot-scale studies: A technical report. SARE Project GNC14-197. URL: https://projects.sare.org/information-product/estimating-winter-albedo-in-dairy-agroecosystems-for-researchers-conducting-plot-scale-studies-a-technical-report/