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Cross-Calibration of Earth Observing System Terra Satellite Sensors MODIS and ASTERThe Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emissive and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) are two of the five sensors onboard the Earth Observing System's Terra satellite. These sensors share many similar spectral channels while having much different spatial and operational parameters. ASTER is a tasked sensor and sometimes referred to a zoom camera of the MODIS that collects a full-earth image every one to two days. It is important that these sensors have a consistent characterization and calibration for continued development and use of their data products. This work uses a variety of test sites to retrieve and validate intercalibration results. The refined calibration of Collection 6 of the Terra MODIS data set is leveraged to provide the up-to-date reference for trending and validation of ASTER. Special attention is given to spatially matching radiance measurements using prelaunch spatial response characterization of MODIS. Despite differences in spectral band properties and spatial scales, ASTER-MODIS is an ideal case for intercomparison since the sensors have nearly identical views and acquisitions times and therefore can be used as a baseline of intercalibration performance of other satellite sensor pairs.
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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McCorkel, J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
May 9, 2016
Publication Date
September 26, 2014
Publication Information
Publication: Earth Observation Systems XIX
Publisher: SPIE
Volume: 9218
ISBN: 9.78E+12
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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