Surface Albedo Validation Sites

The Surface albedo Validation Sites (SAVS) database provides a comprehensive inventory of more than 2000 potential surface albedo validation sites.

Detailed information about surface heterogeneity and other metadata for each site is provided.



  • Detailed information for each site can be obtained by clicking on the individual points. Colours indicate if the GCOS temporal stability criteria defined in the GCOS-154 report is fulfilled.
  • A detailed summary report of all sites is also available.