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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Possible enhancement to specifications of several Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer visible and near-IR channels for improved earth observations
Author(s): Bo-Cai Gao; Rong-Rong Li; Xiaoxiong Xiong
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Paper Abstract

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS instruments onboard the NASA Terra and Aqua Spacecrafts have provided unprecedented capabilities in global observations of land, ocean, and atmosphere. In this paper, we report that, under certain atmospheric and surface conditions, several MODIS channels in the visible and near-IR spectral regions can saturate. The radiance dynamic ranges of similar channels for future satellite earth observing instruments should be increased. Instrument designers and MODIS data users should be aware of the saturation problems associated with these MODIS channels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 1(1) 013504 doi: 10.1117/1.2712473
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 1, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Bo-Cai Gao, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Rong-Rong Li, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Xiaoxiong Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


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