Xiong, HB; Shi, HY; Xiao, ZQ (2020). Consistent retrieval of multiple parameters from GOES-R top of atmosphere reflectance data. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 41(20), 7931-7957.

Current remote sensing products are mainly generated from polar-orbiting satellite data using parameter-specific algorithms. These products lack physical consistency and cannot accurately characterize intra-day variations of parameters, such as the fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation (FAPAR) and surface albedo. In this study, a multi-parameter consistent retrieval method is proposed to simultaneously retrieve aerosol optical depth (AOD), leaf area index (LAI), photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), FAPAR, surface albedo, and incident shortwave radiation (ISR) from top of atmosphere (TOA) reflectance data acquired by the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) aboard the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R). The retrieved parameter values were evaluated through comparisons with corresponding Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), the second version of the Geoland2 (GEOV2), and GOES-R products and ground measurements over five surface radiation budget network (SURFRAD) sites with different vegetation types. The results demonstrate that the retrieved AOD, PAR, ISR, and surface albedo values have consistent intra-day variations with the ground measurements, and the retrieved parameter values achieve good performance against the ground measurements for all the five SURFRAD sites. The root mean square errors of the retrieved AOD, shortwave albedo, ISR, and PAR values against the ground measurements are 0.071, 0.032, 50.943 W m(-2), and 27.975 W m(-2), respectively.