Calibration of 1064 nm channel of LITE using playa surface returns

T. W. Cooley, John A Reagan

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Abstract

The Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE), the first NASA spaceborne atmospheric lidar, yielded data on atmospheric aerosols and surface reflectance. The IR 1064 nm channel did not have a sufficiently strong Rayleigh backscatter to enable calibration off the molecular atmosphere as did the 532 nm and 355 nm channels, so surface returns were considered for calibrating the IR channel. The uses of LITE surface returns have been investigated with related laser altimeter measurements from the Race Track playa in Death Valley, CA. The LITE surface returns from Rodgers dry lake are compared with previous measurements. The two approaches adopted in calibrating the IR channel are described. The effects of errors introduced by the lidar system, correlative optical depth measurements and surface reflectance measurements and modeling are considered to obtain the 1064 nm channel final calibration error margin using both reflectance approaches. The basic lidar relationships are reviewed, and the error dependencies in the lidar equation are discussed as they apply to the LITE surface returns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages2326-2328
Number of pages3
Volume3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Part 3 (of 3) - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 14 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Part 3 (of 3)
CityFirenze, Italy
Period7/10/957/14/95

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space technology
playa
Optical radar
lidar
Calibration
calibration
experiment
Experiments
surface reflectance
Atmospheric aerosols
Aneroid altimeters
Reflectometers
altimeter
Optical systems
backscatter
optical depth
Lakes
NASA
reflectance
laser

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  • Geology

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Cooley, T. W., & Reagan, J. A. (1995). Calibration of 1064 nm channel of LITE using playa surface returns. In Anon (Ed.), International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 3, pp. 2326-2328). IEEE.

Calibration of 1064 nm channel of LITE using playa surface returns. / Cooley, T. W.; Reagan, John A.

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). ed. / Anon. Vol. 3 IEEE, 1995. p. 2326-2328.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cooley, TW & Reagan, JA 1995, Calibration of 1064 nm channel of LITE using playa surface returns. in Anon (ed.), International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). vol. 3, IEEE, pp. 2326-2328, Proceedings of the 1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Part 3 (of 3), Firenze, Italy, 7/10/95.
Cooley TW, Reagan JA. Calibration of 1064 nm channel of LITE using playa surface returns. In Anon, editor, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 3. IEEE. 1995. p. 2326-2328
Cooley, T. W. ; Reagan, John A. / Calibration of 1064 nm channel of LITE using playa surface returns. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). editor / Anon. Vol. 3 IEEE, 1995. pp. 2326-2328
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