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On-Orbit Cross-Calibration of AM Satellite Remote Sensing Instruments using the Moon
Author and Affiliation:
Butler, James J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kieffer, Hugh H.(Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Barnes, Robert A.(Science Applications International Corp., Beltsville, MD, United States)
Stone, Thomas C.(Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Abstract: On April 14,2003, three Earth remote sensing spacecraft were maneuvered enabling six satellite instruments operating in the visible through shortwave infrared wavelength region to view the Moon for purposes of on-orbit cross-calibration. These instruments included the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER) radiometer on the Earth Observing System (EOS) Terra spacecraft, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) and Hyperion instrument on Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft, and the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) on the SeaStar spacecraft. Observations of the Moon were compared using a spectral photometric mode for lunar irradiance developed by the Robotic Lunar Observatory (ROLO) project located at the United States Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona. The ROLO model effectively accounts for variations in lunar irradiance corresponding to lunar phase and libration angles, allowing intercomparison of observations made by instruments on different spacecraft under different time and location conditions. The spacecraft maneuvers necessary to view the Moon are briefly described and results of using the lunar irradiance model in comparing the radiometric calibration scales of the six satellite instruments are presented here.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2003
Document ID:
20040040125
(Acquired Mar 31, 2004)
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTATION AND ASTRIONICS
Document Type: Preprint
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: CROSS CORRELATION; CALIBRATING; EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM (EOS); REMOTE SENSING; SATELLITE INSTRUMENTS; SATELLITE OBSERVATION; SEA-VIEWING WIDE FIELD-OF-VIEW SENSOR; MOON; GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS; IMAGING TECHNIQUES; INFRARED SPECTRA; LUNAR PHASES
Miscellaneous Notes: Meeting held in Gulfport, MS, 2-5 Dec. 2003
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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