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Evaluation of the Use of Dark and Bright Targets for the In-Flight Calibration of AVIRISDuring a field campaign at Lake Tahoe on June 22, 1995, calibrations of AVIRIS were attempted using both the reflectance-based and radiance-based methods. This experiment shows that the use of dark water targets to calibrate radiometric sensors can result in meaningful sensor characterization. In particular, the reflectance-based method shows promise towards meeting the desired 2-3% uncertainty levels for ocean color sensors since experimental agreement of better than 1.5% is found for the Lake Tahoe AVIRIS experiment. Similarly promising results were found from reflectance-based calibrations at Lunar Lake with large portions of the spectrum having less than a 5% difference between the reflectance-based predictions and the measured AVIRIS radiances. These results are still in the preliminary stage and it is likely that further study of this data set will lead to even better agreement. The results of the radiance-based calibration at Lake Tahoe are quite good at the shorter wavelengths where atmospheric scattering leads to larger signals and smaller effects of specularly reflected solar energy. The results also showed the sensitivity to radiometer pointing when using water targets for vicarious calibration.
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Conference Paper
Thome, K. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ United States)
Parada, R. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ United States)
Schiller, S. (South Dakota State Univ. Brookings, SD United States)
Conel, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
LaMarr, J. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ United States)
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August 19, 2013
Publication Date
December 19, 1998
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Publication: Summaries of the Seventh JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop January 12-16, 1998
Volume: 1
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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