Ground viewing radiometer characterization, implementation and calibration applications - A summary after two years of field deployment

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Abstract

In 2011, three improved ground-viewing radiometers (GVRs) were built and deployed to support the Radiometric Calibration Test Site (RadCaTS) developed by the Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at the University of Arizona. The GVRs are filter-based radiometers with eight spectral channels covering a wavelength range of 400-1550 nm. They are automated, field-deployable instruments capable of long-term, standalone operation. The radiometers are temperaturecontrolled and designed for greater stability and lower noise than their light emitting diode (LED) based predecessors. This work describes the deployment period of these radiometers with particular attention paid to the in-field performance, reliability, and results from these instruments. Using other RadCaTS inputs including meteorological station data and Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) Cimel sun photometer data, select vicarious calibration results are presented. With these results, an assessment of the calibration applications of the RadCaTS during new GVR deployment is discussed. In addition, GVR calibration and characterization results, including solar radiation based calibration (SRBC), are presented as another means of assessing the performance of the radiometers over deployment periods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8866
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventEarth Observing Systems XVIII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2013Aug 29 2013

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OtherEarth Observing Systems XVIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/26/138/29/13

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Radiometer
Radiometers
radiometers
Calibration
Radiometric Calibration
weather stations
Photometers
Solar Radiation
Aerosol
solar radiation
Solar radiation
Aerosols
robotics
Sun
Diode
Remote Sensing
low noise
Light emitting diodes
photometers
Robotics

Keywords

  • ground viewing radiometer
  • radiometer design
  • radiometric calibration
  • satellite calibration
  • vicarious calibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Ground viewing radiometer characterization, implementation and calibration applications - A summary after two years of field deployment. / Anderson, Nikolaus J; Czapla-Myers, Jeffrey S.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8866 2013. 88660N.

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Anderson, NJ & Czapla-Myers, JS 2013, Ground viewing radiometer characterization, implementation and calibration applications - A summary after two years of field deployment. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8866, 88660N, Earth Observing Systems XVIII, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/26/13. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023361
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