Solar-radiation-based absolute calibration of optical sensors: SeaWiFS and a Daedalus 1268

Stuart F Biggar, K. J. Thome, P. N. Slater, L. K. Balick, C. J. Golanics

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Abstract

We have developed a solar-radiation-based calibration method for the radiometric calibration of satellite sensors with a solar diffuser such as that used on SeaWiFS. A similar method using a diffuser at ground level can be used to calibrate airborne sensors such as the Daedalus 1268 sensor operated by EG&G in a helicopter. The atmospheric transmittance is measured while measurements of a solar illuminated diffuser panel are made by the instrument being calibrated. Measurements of the panel are also taken with the direct solar beam blocked. The difference gives the signal due to the attenuated solar beam. The major advantage of this method is that the source for the calibration, the sun, is the same source used in measurements. Results of calibrations of SeaWiFS and a Daedalus scanner are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1992-1994
Number of pages3
Volume4
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Vol 4 (of 4) - Pasadena, CA, USA
Duration: Aug 8 1994Aug 12 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Vol 4 (of 4)
CityPasadena, CA, USA
Period8/8/948/12/94

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SeaWiFS
Optical sensors
Solar radiation
solar radiation
Calibration
sensor
calibration
Sensors
airborne sensor
satellite sensor
transmittance
scanner
Helicopters
Sun
Satellites
method

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Biggar, S. F., Thome, K. J., Slater, P. N., Balick, L. K., & Golanics, C. J. (1994). Solar-radiation-based absolute calibration of optical sensors: SeaWiFS and a Daedalus 1268. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 4, pp. 1992-1994). IEEE.

Solar-radiation-based absolute calibration of optical sensors : SeaWiFS and a Daedalus 1268. / Biggar, Stuart F; Thome, K. J.; Slater, P. N.; Balick, L. K.; Golanics, C. J.

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 4 IEEE, 1994. p. 1992-1994.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Biggar, SF, Thome, KJ, Slater, PN, Balick, LK & Golanics, CJ 1994, Solar-radiation-based absolute calibration of optical sensors: SeaWiFS and a Daedalus 1268. in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). vol. 4, IEEE, pp. 1992-1994, Proceedings of the 1994 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Vol 4 (of 4), Pasadena, CA, USA, 8/8/94.
Biggar SF, Thome KJ, Slater PN, Balick LK, Golanics CJ. Solar-radiation-based absolute calibration of optical sensors: SeaWiFS and a Daedalus 1268. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 4. IEEE. 1994. p. 1992-1994
Biggar, Stuart F ; Thome, K. J. ; Slater, P. N. ; Balick, L. K. ; Golanics, C. J. / Solar-radiation-based absolute calibration of optical sensors : SeaWiFS and a Daedalus 1268. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 4 IEEE, 1994. pp. 1992-1994
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