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Estimation of aerosol optical depth, pressure elevation, water vapor, and calculation of apparent surface reflectance from radiance measured by the airborne visible/infrared imaging spectrometer (AV
Author(s): Robert O. Green; James E. Conel; Dar A. Roberts
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Paper Abstract

The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) is an imaging spectrometer that measures spatial images of the total up welling spectral radiance from 400 to 2500 nm at 10 nm spectral intervals. Quantitative research and application objectives for surface investigations require conversion of the measured radiance to surface reflectance or surface leaving radiance. To calculate apparent surface reflectance an estimation of aerosol optical depth is required for compensation of aerosol scattering and absorption across the spectral range. Determination of other atmospheric characteristics such as atmospheric water vapor and surface pressure is also required. In this paper we describe a set of algorithms to estimate aerosol optical depth, atmospheric water vapor, and surface pressure height from the AVIRIS measured radiance. Based upon these determined atmospheric parameters we described an algorithm to calculated apparent surface reflectance from the AVIRIS measured radiance using a radiative transfer code.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1937, Imaging Spectrometry of the Terrestrial Environment, (23 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157054
Show Author Affiliations
Robert O. Green, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James E. Conel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dar A. Roberts, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1937:
Imaging Spectrometry of the Terrestrial Environment
Gregg Vane, Editor(s)

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