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Coastal Zone Color Scanner atmospheric correction algorithm - Multiple scattering effectsErrors due to multiple scattering which are expected to be encountered in application of the current Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) atmospheric correction algorithm are analyzed. The analysis is based on radiative transfer computations in model atmospheres, in which the aerosols and molecules are distributed vertically in an exponential manner, with most of the aerosol scattering located below the molecular scattering. A unique feature of the analysis is that it is carried out in scan coordinates rather than typical earth-sun coordinates, making it possible to determine the errors along typical CZCS scan lines. Information provided by the analysis makes it possible to judge the efficacy of the current algorithm with the current sensor and to estimate the impact of the algorithm-induced errors on a variety of applications.
Document ID
19870057541
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Gordon, Howard R. (Miami Univ. Coral Gables, FL, United States)
Castano, Diego J. (Miami, University Coral Gables, Florida, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Applied Optics
Volume: 26
ISSN: 0003-6935
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-273
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-28798
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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