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Comparison of MSS relative radiometric calibration methods
Author(s): Dennis L. Helder
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Paper Abstract

Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) data has the potential for being widely used in global change studies since it has been collected for nearly twenty years. It is crucial to the success of these studies that MSS data be as radiometrically accurate as possible. In order to assess the quality of relative radiometric correction algorithms, a study was undertaken to compare the two commonly used techniques: use of the internal calibrator, and use of scene statistics. A new technique was developed to quantify the observed differences. Results from this study indicated clear, consistent differences exist between the two commonly used relative calibration methods and suggest that relative radiometric calibration of MSS data can be performed more effectively using the scene statistics approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1938, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometric Calibration, and Processing of Remotely Sensed Data, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161570
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Dennis L. Helder, South Dakota State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1938:
Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometric Calibration, and Processing of Remotely Sensed Data
Pat S. Chavez; Robert A. Schowengerdt, Editor(s)

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