Intercomparison of imaging sensors using automated ground measurements

Kurtis Thome, Jeffrey Czapla-Myers, Nathan Leisso, Joel McCorkel, John Buchanan

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Abstract

The reflectance-based method is a vicarious approach providing absolute radiometric calibration. A desire to increase the number of possible reflectance-based calibrations led the University of Arizona Remote Sensing Group (RSG) to deploy multispectral, downlooking radiometers at the RSG's Railroad Valley test site in Nevada. The radiometers are coupled with data from a sun photometer to provide the information needed for reflectance-based calibration without the need for on-site personnel. Results from these radiometers show similar uncertainties as on-site methods, and early results have led to their use with geostationary sensors, for derivation of surface bi-directional reflectance effects, and for comparisons of biases between sensors. The results show that radiometers with a single view angle are sufficient to characterize BRDF effects for Railroad Valley Playa. The results also give confidence in the automated approach as a means for cross-calibration relative to the vicarious results providing similar intercomparison results as with on-site personnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings
PagesIV1332-IV1335
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2008Jul 11 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Number1
Volume4

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period7/6/087/11/08

Keywords

  • Radiometric calibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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