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A Preliminary Analysis of LANDSAT-4 Thematic Mapper Radiometric PerformanceThe NASA raw (BT) product, the radiometrically corrected (AT) product, and the radiometrically and geometrically corrected (PT) product of a TM scene were analyzed examine the frequency distribution of the digital data; the statistical correlation between the bands; and the variability between the detectors within a band. The analyses were performed on a series of image subsets from the full scence. Results are presented from one 1024 c 1024 pixel subset of Realfoot Lake, Tennessee which displayed a representative range of ground conditions and cover types occurring within the full frame image. From this cursory examination of one of the first seven channel TM data sets, it would appear that the radiometric performance of the system is most satisfactory and largely meets pre-launch specifications. Problems were noted with Band 5 Detector 3 and Band 2 Detector 4. Differences were observed between forward and reverse scan detector responses both for the BT and AT products. No systematic variations were observed between odd and even detectors.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Justice, C.
(European Space Agency. ESRIN Frascati, Italy)
Fusco, L.
(European Space Agency. ESRIN Frascati, Italy)
Mehl, W.
(Joint Research Centre of the European Communities)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: LANDSAT-4 Sci. Characterization Early Results, Vol. 3, Pt. 2
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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