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Algodones Dunes characterization in support of model parametrization for sensor harmonization (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Joel McCorkel
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Paper Abstract

Many inter-consistency efforts force empirical agreement between satellite and airborne sensors viewing a source nearly coincident in time and geometry that ensures consistency between sensors rather than relying on a physical understanding of the source. Several research groups organized a campaign at Algodones Dunes in March 2015 in an effort to measure and characterize parameters that can be used for a source model that will enable this physical understanding. This work will provide an overview of the parameters retrieved from airborne and ground-based measurements made during the campaign. Examples of model-based predictions of at-sensor radiance will be shown for Landsat and MODIS. This approach will provide insight into uncertainties of sensor inter-consistency studies and allow for documented SI-traceability and associate error budget. The Algodones model and subsequent test site models can be used for the assessing inter-calibration accuracies of the upcoming Climate Absolute Reflectance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9972, Earth Observing Systems XXI, 99720H (18 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238601
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Joel McCorkel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9972:
Earth Observing Systems XXI
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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