Overview of the 2015 Algodones Sand Dunes field campaign to support sensor intercalibration

Joel McCorkel, Charles M. Bachmann, Craig Coburn, Aaron Gerace, Larry Leigh, Jeff Czapla-Myers, Dennis Helder, Bruce Cook

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Abstract

Several sites from around the world are being used operationally and are suitable for vicarious calibration of space-borne imaging platforms. However, due to the proximity of these sites (e.g., Libya 4), a rigorous characterization of the landscape is not feasible, limiting their utility for sensor intercalibration efforts. Due to its accessibility and similarities to Libya 4, the Algodones Sand Dunes System in California, USA, was identified as a potentially attractive intercalibration site for space-borne, reflective instruments such as Landsat. In March 2015, a 4-day field campaign was conducted to develop an initial characterization of Algodones with a primary goal of assessing its intercalibration potential. Five organizations from the US and Canada collaborated to collect both active and passive airborne image data, spatial and temporal measurements of spectral bidirectional reflectance distribution function, and in-situ sand samples from several locations across the Algodones system. The collection activities conducted to support the campaign goal is summarized, including a summary of all instrumentation used, the data collected, and the experiments performed in an effort to characterize the Algodones site.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Article number012003
JournalJournal of Applied Remote Sensing
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Algodones
  • calibration
  • field campaign
  • intercalibration
  • summary

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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McCorkel, J., Bachmann, C. M., Coburn, C., Gerace, A., Leigh, L., Czapla-Myers, J., ... Cook, B. (2018). Overview of the 2015 Algodones Sand Dunes field campaign to support sensor intercalibration. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 12(1), [012003]. DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.12.012003

Overview of the 2015 Algodones Sand Dunes field campaign to support sensor intercalibration. / McCorkel, Joel; Bachmann, Charles M.; Coburn, Craig; Gerace, Aaron; Leigh, Larry; Czapla-Myers, Jeff; Helder, Dennis; Cook, Bruce.

In: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 12, No. 1, 012003, 01.01.2018.

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McCorkel, J, Bachmann, CM, Coburn, C, Gerace, A, Leigh, L, Czapla-Myers, J, Helder, D & Cook, B 2018, 'Overview of the 2015 Algodones Sand Dunes field campaign to support sensor intercalibration' Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, vol 12, no. 1, 012003. DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.12.012003
McCorkel J, Bachmann CM, Coburn C, Gerace A, Leigh L, Czapla-Myers J et al. Overview of the 2015 Algodones Sand Dunes field campaign to support sensor intercalibration. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 2018 Jan 1;12(1). 012003. Available from, DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.12.012003
McCorkel, Joel ; Bachmann, Charles M. ; Coburn, Craig ; Gerace, Aaron ; Leigh, Larry ; Czapla-Myers, Jeff ; Helder, Dennis ; Cook, Bruce. / Overview of the 2015 Algodones Sand Dunes field campaign to support sensor intercalibration. In: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 2018 ; Vol. 12, No. 1.
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