Results of calibrations of the NOAA-11 AVHRR made by reference to calibrated SPOT imagery at White Sands, N.M.

Che Nianzeng, Barbara G. Grant, David E. Flittner, Philip N. Slater, Stuart F. Biggar, Ray D. Jackson, M. S. Moran

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Abstract

The calibration method reported here makes use of the reflectances of several large, uniform areas determined from calibrated and atmospherically corrected SPOT Haute Resolution Visible (HRV) scenes of White Sands, New Mexico. These reflectances were used to predict the radiances in the first two channels of the NOAA-11 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). The digital counts in the AVHRR image corresponding to these known reflectance areas were determined by the use of two image registration techniques. The plots of digital counts versus pixel radiance provided the calibration gains and offsets for the AVHRR. A reduction in the gains of 4% and 13% in channels 1 and 2, respectively, was found during the period 19 November 1988 to 21 June 1990. An error budget is presented for the method and is extended to the case of cross-calibrating sensors on the same orbital platform in the Earth Observing System (EOS) era.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages182-194
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0819406023
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventCalibration of Passive Remote Observing Optical and Microwave Instrumentation - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 3 1991Apr 5 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1493
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherCalibration of Passive Remote Observing Optical and Microwave Instrumentation
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period4/3/914/5/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Nianzeng, C., Grant, B. G., Flittner, D. E., Slater, P. N., Biggar, S. F., Jackson, R. D., & Moran, M. S. (1991). Results of calibrations of the NOAA-11 AVHRR made by reference to calibrated SPOT imagery at White Sands, N.M. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 182-194). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 1493). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.