Mitigating Global Warming through Albedo
Working Group Goals
Currently, estimating surface albedo is particularly difficult due to spatial (land use, agronomic practices, anthropogenic activities) and temporal (seasonality, sampling frequency) factors affecting surface irradiance. It is also compounded by precision, where one method of acquiring data favors space, but is drastically limited over its temporal component, or vice versa. Thus, broadening initiatives in climate change research to include environmental spatio-temporal data through modelling is critically needed. This working group focuses on the exploration of albedo on multiple unique landscapes, as well as the integration of surface irradiance into climate modeling. Our work will facilitate the development of modelling global warming potentials of different landscapes in order to advance climate modelling and prediction over space and time.