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In-scene-based atmospheric correction of uncalibrated VISible-SWIR (VIS-SWIR) hyper- and multi-spectral imagery
Author(s): L. S. Bernstein; S. M. Adler-Golden; R. L. Sundberg; A. J. Ratkowski
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Paper Abstract

The QUAC (Quick Atmospheric Correction) algorithm for in-scene-based atmospheric correction of VIS-SWIR (VISible-Short Wave InfraRed) Multi- and Hyperspectral Imagery (MSI and HSI) is reviewed and applied to radiometrically uncalibrated data. Quite good agreement was previously demonstrated for the retrieved pixel spectral reflectances between QUAC and the physics-based atmospheric correction code FLAASH (Fast Line-of-sight Atmospheric Analysis of Spectral Hypercubes) for a variety of HSI and MSI data cubes. In these code-to-code comparisons, all the data cubes were obtained with well-calibrated sensors. However, many sensors operate in an uncalibrated manner, precluding the use of physics-based codes to retrieve surface reflectance. The ability to retrieve absolute spectral reflectances from such sensors would significantly increase the utility of their data. We apply QUAC to calibrated and uncalibrated versions of the same Landsat MSI data cube, and demonstrate nearly identical retrieved spectral reflectances for the two data sets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7107, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIII, 710706 (13 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.808193
Show Author Affiliations
L. S. Bernstein, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
S. M. Adler-Golden, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
R. L. Sundberg, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
A. J. Ratkowski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

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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