M. Desbois, L. Picon, and G. Sèze. Retrieval of some climatic elements of Africa from METEOSAT data analysis. Advances in Space Research, 5:49-52, 1985. [ bib | DOI | ADS link ]
A study of some climatic elements of Africa from METEOSAT imagery has been undertaken at our laboratory. The general objectives of this project and its interaction with a Sahelian climate simulation with the LMD GCM are described. The problems relative to the measurement of seasonal land surface albedo variations are outlined. Preliminary results of a simple method comparing January and April 1982 are shown and discussed.