[Wrf-users] Default WRF3.1 Albedo Dataset

Matei Georgescu mateig at stanford.edu
Fri Oct 2 12:12:54 MDT 2009

Greetings fellow WRF users,

Does anybody have the source for the default, climatological albedo
dataset (the one used with "usemonalb" specified in the namelist) used in

On a related note, has anybody incorporated, for example, MODIS-derived
(background) albedo in WRF?

It appears that the seasonal albedo variability, within the US
cropland area of the midwest for example, is much smaller than expected.

thanks much for your replies,

Matei ("Matt") Georgescu
Post-doctoral Fellow
Program on Food Security and the Environment
Stanford University
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Stanford, CA 94305
homepage - http://stanford.edu/~mateig

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