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Cross comparison of the Collection 6 and Collection 6.1 Terra and Aqua MODIS Bands 1 and 2 using AVHRR N15 and N19
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Paper Abstract

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is a key scientific instrument that was launched into Earth orbit by NASA in 1999 on board the Terra (EOS AM) satellite and in 2002 on board the Aqua (EOS PM) satellite. Terra and Aqua MODIS collect the entire Earth’s images every 1 to 2 days in 36 spectral bands. MODIS band 1 (0.620- 0.670 μm) and band 2 (0.841-0.876 μm) have nadir spatial resolution of 250 m and their measurements are crucial to derive key land surface products. This study evaluates the performance of the Collection 6 (C6, and C6.1) L1B of both Terra and Aqua MODIS bands 1 and 2 using Simultaneous Nadir Overpass (SNO) data to compare with AVHRR/3 sensors. We examine the relative stability between Terra and Aqua MODIS in reference to NOAA N15 and N19 the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR/3). The comparisons for MODIS to AVHRR/3 are over a fifteenyear period from 2002 to 2017. Results from this study provide a quantitative assessment of Terra and Aqua MODIS band 1 and band 2 calibration stability and the relative differences through the NOAA N15 and N19 AVHRR/3 sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2017
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10423, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXI, 104231X (29 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277857
Show Author Affiliations
Xuexia Chen, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Aisheng Wu, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Na Chen, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10423:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXI
Steven P. Neeck; Jean-Loup Bézy; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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