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Inter-calibration assessment of Kalpana-1 and INSAT-3D satellite using NOAA and METOP satellite data
Author(s): A. K. Mitra; A. K. Sharma; Nitesh Kaushik; Gagandeep Kaur
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the inter-calibration approach and key results of Kalpana-1geostationary satellite. The normalized calibration technique is attempted in order to re-calibrate the Kalpana-1 Infrared ( 10.8 μm) channel and remove the effect of the temporal non-linearity of sensor response due to degradation of the sensor based on ISCCP (International satellite cloud climatology project) procedure over the Indian Ocean. The study region of the inter-calibration is ± 10° NS latitude of the equator; 64°-84° longitude east. INSAT-3D Infrared ( 10.8 μm) and Mid-infrared ( 3.8 μm) channel data were also used for inter-satellite calibration. The primary data used for Kalpana-1 and INSAT-3D inter-calibration is VHRR (Very High Resolution Radiometer) Infrared brightness temperatures and NOAA-19 AVHRR channel-2 and channel-4 brightness temperatures from May to December 2009 and February 2015. The reprocessing of Kalpana-1 products using NOAA coefficients have also applied to the old Kalpana-1 data. The results show the Kalpana-1 derived products are comparable to NOAA data. The major objective of this work is the generation of a Fundamental Climate Data Record ( FCDR) of calibrated and quality controlled INSAT geostationary sensor data for weather and climate prediction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9880, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI, 988006 (30 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223733
Show Author Affiliations
A. K. Mitra, India Meteorological Dept. (India)
A. K. Sharma, India Meteorological Dept. (India)
Nitesh Kaushik, India Meteorological Dept. (India)
Gagandeep Kaur, India Meteorological Dept. (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9880:
Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI
Allen M. Larar; Prakash Chauhan; Makoto Suzuki; Jianyu Wang, Editor(s)

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