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Atmospheric correction for channel 1 and 2 of MODIS
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Paper Abstract

It is necessary to perform atmospheric correction for extracting quantitative information from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradimeter (MODIS). In this paper, a feasible method which atmospheric correction of MODIS image was performed by using meteorological data was discussed. The reflectance of two bands was obtained from MODIS and the approach based on Dark Object Subtraction (DOS) method was used to calculate the path radiance with the reasonable dark-object reflectance choice. The atmospheric transmittance can be derived from the atmospheric parameters at overpass time of satellite by using interpolation among local meteorological records. At last the reflectance of objects was obtained. This approach was evaluated by comparing the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) in close date before and after atmospheric correction of MODIS, and by using single day MOD09. Results showed that NDVI by using this approach is close to truly data. It will be feasible to use meteorological visibility and vapor pressure data to perform atmospheric correction of MODIS data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6406, Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment, 64061E (28 November 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692979
Show Author Affiliations
Qian Cheng, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Zhejiang Gongshang Univ. (China)
Delu Pan, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Haiqing Huang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Zhihua Mao, State Oceanic Administration (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6406:
Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment
Robert J. Frouin; Vijay K. Agarwal; Hiroshi Kawamura; Shailesh Nayak; Delu Pan, Editor(s)

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