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The application of atmospheric correction algorithms for monitoring atmospheric pollution using Landsat TM images
Author(s): Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Kyriacos P. Themistokleous; Giorgos Papadavid
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Paper Abstract

This paper focused on the application of effective atmospheric correction algorithm for assessing the atmospheric pollution based on the determined aerosol optical thickness. Field spectro-radiometers such as GER 1500 and HR-1024 have been used to retrieve the ground reflectance values of certain proposed calibration targets. Sun-photometers (MICROTOPS II) have been used to measure the aerosol optical thickness. Retrieved aerosol optical thickness from satellite images have been directly compared with the values found from the sun-photometer measurements as well those found from the visibility data obtained during the satellite overpass. The determined aerosol optical thickness obtained from the atmospheric path radiance component and those found from ground measurements (sun-photometer and meteorological data) acquired during the satellite overpass show very high correlations after regression analysis application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7107, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIII, 71070H (13 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800346
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Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Kyriacos P. Themistokleous, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Giorgos Papadavid, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7107:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIII
Richard H. Picard; Adolfo Comeron; Klaus Schäfer; Aldo Amodeo; Michiel van Weele, Editor(s)

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