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The atmospheric correction algorithm for HY-1B/COCTS
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Paper Abstract

China has launched her second ocean color satellite HY-1B on 11 Apr., 2007, which carried two remote sensors. The Chinese Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner (COCTS) is the main sensor on HY-1B, and it has not only eight visible and near-infrared wavelength bands similar to the SeaWiFS, but also two more thermal infrared bands to measure the sea surface temperature. Therefore, COCTS has broad application potentiality, such as fishery resource protection and development, coastal monitoring and management and marine pollution monitoring. Atmospheric correction is the key of the quantitative ocean color remote sensing. In this paper, the operational atmospheric correction algorithm of HY-1B/COCTS has been developed. Firstly, based on the vector radiative transfer numerical model of coupled oceanatmosphere system- PCOART, the exact Rayleigh scattering look-up table (LUT), aerosol scattering LUT and atmosphere diffuse transmission LUT for HY-1B/COCTS have been generated. Secondly, using the generated LUTs, the exactly operational atmospheric correction algorithm for HY-1B/COCTS has been developed. The algorithm has been validated using the simulated spectral data generated by PCOART, and the result shows the error of the water-leaving reflectance retrieved by this algorithm is less than 0.0005, which meets the requirement of the exactly atmospheric correction of ocean color remote sensing. Finally, the algorithm has been applied to the HY-1B/COCTS remote sensing data, and the retrieved water-leaving radiances are consist with the Aqua/MODIS results, and the corresponding ocean color remote sensing products have been generated including the chlorophyll concentration and total suspended particle matter concentration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7147, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Classification of Remote Sensing Images, 714717 (7 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.813244
Show Author Affiliations
Xianqiang He, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Yan Bai, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Delu Pan, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Qiankun Zhu, State Oceanic Administration (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7147:
Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Classification of Remote Sensing Images
Lin Liu; Xia Li; Kai Liu; Xinchang Zhang, Editor(s)

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