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MODIS thermal emissive bands calibration algorithm and on-orbit performance
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Paper Abstract

The MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)is one of the key instruments for the NASA s Earth Observing System (EOS).MODIS ProtoFlight Model (PFM)was launched on-board the EOS Terra spacecraft on December 18,1999 and the MODIS Flight Model (FM-1)was launched on-board the EOS Aqua spacecraft on May 4, 2002.MODIS has 36 spectral bands with wavelengths ranging from 0.41 to 14.5 μm and nadir spatial resolutions of 250m (2 bands),500m (5 bands),and 1km (29 bands). The sensor s 20 reflective solar bands (RSB)from 0.41 to 2.1 μm are calibrated on-orbit by a solar diffuser (SD)and a solar diffuser stability monitor (SDSM).The other 16 thermal emissive bands (TEB)with wavelengths above 3.7 μm are calibrated by a blackbody.This paper follows the discussions on the RSB calibration and instrument performance presented in a separate paper (Xiong et.al.)in these proceedings, and focuses on the 16 thermal emissive bands (TEB).

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4891, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466083
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaoxiong Xiong, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
K. Chiang, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Bruce Guenther, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
William L. Barnes, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4891:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III
Hung-Lung Huang; Daren Lu; Yasuhiro Sasano, Editor(s)

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