UW-Madison Baseline Fit Emissivity Database
From the University of Wisconsin CIMSS data section: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/iremis/
This global database of infrared land surface emissivity is derived using input from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) operational land surface emissivity product (MOD11). The baseline fit method (Seemann et al., 2007), based on a conceptual model developed from laboratory measurements of surface emissivity, is applied to fill in the spectral gaps between the six emissivity wavelengths available in MOD11.
Downloading the dataset:
UW Baseline Fit Emissivity Database: Version 2.0 (released July 2006) and Version 3.0 (released March 2008):
Registration is required to obtain the data.
The JAMC paper that details the baseline fit procedure for deriving the database and its application to atmospheric retrievals is available at the website
Please reference this paper for any use of the database:
Seemann, S.W., E. E. Borbas, R. O. Knuteson, G. R. Stephenson, H.-L. Huang, 2007:
Development of a Global Infrared Land Surface Emissivity Database for Application to
Clear Sky Sounding Retrievals from Multi-spectral Satellite Radiance Measurements.
J. of Appl. Meteor. and Climatol., Vol. 47, 108-123.