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Assessing the discrepancy in open-source atmospheric correction of Sentinel-2 acquisitions for a tropical mining area in New Caledonia
Author(s): Elsy Ibrahim; Guillaume Buydens; Tom Debouny; Robin Deprez; Eric Pirard
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Paper Abstract

With the free Sentinel-2 (S2) data of the Copernicus programme, new opportunities arise for the mining community that can ease its environmental and social challenges through improved monitoring. At the moment, most users worldwide need to process S2 data to achieve surface reflectance. There are recent powerful open-source developments in atmospheric correction algorithms of S2 data such as iCOR and Sen2Cor along with MAJA that publically shares its executable files. Open pit mining in tropical sites are not the typical conditions that semi-empirical models are designed or validated for. This work aims at assessing the discrepancy in the results of the three approaches for an area rich with laterite mining activities in central New Caledonia. Cloud retrieval is compared along with aerosol optical thickness and water vapor content estimation. Finally, consistency in surface reflectance is investigated per season, and correlations among the output of the approaches are quantified. The authors recommend to the developers of the various methods to include mining sites for validation because their highly appreciated work is import to the end-users of the raw materials community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10773, Sixth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2018), 107730F (6 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2326194
Show Author Affiliations
Elsy Ibrahim, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
Guillaume Buydens, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
Tom Debouny, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
Robin Deprez, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
Eric Pirard, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10773:
Sixth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2018)
Kyriacos Themistocleous; Giorgos Papadavid; Silas Michaelides; Vincent Ambrosia; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Editor(s)

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