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Calibration of satellite sensors in the thermal infrared
Author(s): James M. Palmer
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Paper Abstract

The addition of a calibration capability in the 8-14 micron thermal infrared region to the current ground-based calibration of orbiting sensors is discussed. Radiance- and reflectance-based methods are compared. An infrared thermometer was selected as the favored instrument for the determination of ground truth. Three methods to determine the effect of sky background on the thermal emittance of the ground are presented, along with use of LOWTRAN 7 to determine atmospheric effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1762, Infrared Technology XVIII, (5 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138950
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James M. Palmer, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1762:
Infrared Technology XVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Freeman D. Shepherd, Editor(s)

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