Vicarious radiometric calibrations of EOS sensors

Philip N. Slater, Stuart F Biggar, Kurtis J. Thome, David I. Gellman, Paul R. Spyak

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Four methods for the in-flight radiometric calibration and cross calibration of multispectral imaging sensors are described. Three make use of ground-based reflectance, irradiance, and radiance measurements in conjunction with atmospheric measurements and one compares calibrations between sensors. Error budgets for these methods are presented and their validation is discussed by reference to SPOT and TM results and shown to meet the EOS requirements in the solar-reflective range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-359
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Ocean Engineering

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Slater, P. N., Biggar, S. F., Thome, K. J., Gellman, D. I., & Spyak, P. R. (1996). Vicarious radiometric calibrations of EOS sensors. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 13(2), 349-359.