Estimating winter albedo in dairy agroecosystems for researchers conducting plot-scale studies: A technical report

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2014: $9,992.00
Projected End Date: 07/31/2017
Grant Recipient: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Graduate Student:
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Francisco Arriaga
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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.
Melanie Stock, UW-Madison
Francisco Arriaga, UW-Madison
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