MODIS UCSB Emissivity Library 
            Welcome to the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) UCSB Emissivity Library. This library is a collection of Emissivity measurements of natural and manmade materials that may be used as a source of spectral emissivities at the component level in the TIR BRDF models to calculate the scene emissivities in the split-window channels to be used in the LST algorithms.  This data set was collected by Dr. Zhengming Wan's Group at ICESS (Institute for Computational Earth System Science) located on the campus of UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara).  

Categories of Materials
 Water, ice, and snow
Soils and Minerals
Manmade materials

What is the Emissivity Library Used for?

Measurements in Laboratory Kinds of materials in this library
Developed by: Yulin Zhang (
Last revised:   November 10, 1999