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MODIS calibration algorithm improvements developed for Collection 6 Level-1B
Author(s): Brian N. Wenny; Junqiang Sun; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Aisheng Wu; Hongda Chen; Amit Angal; Taeyoung Choi; Na Chen; Sriharsha Madhavan; Xu Geng; James Kuyper; Liqin Tan
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Paper Abstract

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) has been operating on both the Terra and Aqua spacecraft for over 10.5 and 8 years, respectively. Over 40 science products are generated routinely from MODIS Earth images and used extensively by the global science community for a wide variety of land, ocean, and atmosphere applications. Over the mission lifetime, several versions of the MODIS data set have been in use as the calibration and data processing algorithms evolved. Currently Version 5 MODIS data is the baseline Level-1B calibrated science product. The MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST), with input from the MODIS Science Team, developed and delivered a number of improvements and enhancements to the calibration algorithms, Level-1B processing code and Look-up Tables for the Version 6 Level-1B MODIS data. Version 6 implements a number of changes in the calibration methodology for both the Reflective Solar Bands (RSB) and Thermal Emissive Bands (TEB). This paper describes the improvements introduced in Collection 6 to the RSB and TEB calibration and detector Quality Assurance (QA) handling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7807, Earth Observing Systems XV, 78071F (27 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860892
Show Author Affiliations
Brian N. Wenny, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Junqiang Sun, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Xiaoxiong Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Aisheng Wu, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Hongda Chen, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Amit Angal, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Taeyoung Choi, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Na Chen, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Sriharsha Madhavan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Xu Geng, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
James Kuyper, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Liqin Tan, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7807:
Earth Observing Systems XV
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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