Railroad Valley Radiometric Calibration Test Site (RadCaTS) as Part of a Global Radiometric Calibration Network (RadCalNet)

Jeffrey Czapla-Myers, Kurtis Thome, Brian Wenny, Nikolaus Anderson

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Abstract

The Radiometric Calibration Network (RadCalNet) is a coordinated multinational effort to provide in situ data that are suitable for the radiometric calibration and validation of Earth observation sensors that operate in the visible to shortwave infrared solar reflective spectral region (400 nm to 1000 nm). The main goals of RadCalNet are to provide top-of-atmosphere reflectance data to the scientific community, standardize data collection protocols for automated test sites, and to document the SI-traceable uncertainty budgets for each automated test site, of which there are currently four. The data available from RadCalNet are suitable for the calibration and validation of spaceborne imaging spectrometers. The work presented here provides a description of RadCalNet as well as a sample of the current results from the Radiometric Calibration Test Site (RadCaTS), which is located at Railroad Valley, Nevada, USA. Selected sensors for comparison include Terra and Aqua MODIS, SNPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS, and Sentinel-3A and -3B OLCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6413-6416
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728163741
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020 - Virtual, Waikoloa, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2020Oct 2 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Waikoloa
Period9/26/2010/2/20

Keywords

  • RadCaTS
  • RadCalNet
  • calibration
  • imaging spectroscopy
  • validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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