Six, D., M. Fily, S. Alvain, P. Henry,
and J-P. Benoist, 2004: Surface Characterisation of the Dome
Concordia area (Antarctica) as a potential satellite calibration
site, using Spot 4/Vegetation instrument. Remote Sensing of
Environment, 89, 83-94. In this study, the snow
surface of the high plateau of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet,
particularly the Dome C area (75°S, 123°E), is used
first to test
the quality of this site as a ground calibration target and then to
determine the inter-annual drift in the sensitivity of the
VEGETATION sensor, onboard the SPOT4 satellite.
Hudson, S.R. and
R.E. Brandt, 2005: A Look at the Surface-Based Temperature Inversion on the Antarctic
Plateau. J. Climate, 18, 1673-96. This paper analyzes several aspects
of the temperature inversion near the Antarctic snow surface. While the work was conducted
primarily as part of the SPARCLE
project, it contains some data collected during this project at Dome C.
Hudson, S.R., S.G.
Warren, R.E. Brandt, T.C. Grenfell, and D. Six, 2006: Spectral Bidirectional Reflectance
of Antarctic Snow: Measurements and Parameterization. J. Geophys. Res., 111,
D18106, doi:10.1029/2006JD007290. This paper presents the BRDF observations we made
at Dome C along with a parameterization for the anisotropic reflectance factor of Antarctic
Warren, S.G., R.E. Brandt, and T.C. Grenfell, 2006:
Visible and Near-Ultraviolet Absorption Spectrum of Ice from Transmission of Solar Radiation
into Snow. Appl. Opt., 45, 5320-5334, doi:10.1364/AO.45.005320.
This paper shows a derivation of the absorption spectrum of ice at wavelengths 350 to 600 nm.
This absorption spectrum was inferred from measurements of the transmission of light into the
snow at Dome C, and it resolves previous discrepencies between laboratory and similar field
Hudson, S. R. and S. G.
Warren, 2007: An Explanation for the Effect of Clouds over Snow
on the Top-of-Atmosphere Bidirectional Reflectance. J.
Geophys. Res., in press.This paper uses the BRDF
parameterizations from Hudson et al. 2006 to explain the effects
clouds over snow on the directional reflectance seen by satellites.