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Predicting top-of-atmosphere radiance for arbitrary viewing geometries from the visible to thermal infrared
Author(s): Steve A. Cota; Linda S. Kalman
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Paper Abstract

In an earlier paper [Cota et al., Proc. SPIE 7087, 1-31 (2008)] we described how The Aerospace Corporation's Parameterized Image Chain Analysis & Simulation SOftware (PICASSO) may be used with a reflectance calibrated input scene, in conjunction with a limited number of runs of AFRL's MODTRAN4 radiative transfer code, to quickly predict the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiance received by an earth viewing sensor, for any arbitrary combination of solar and sensor elevation angles. In the present paper, we extend the method to the short and midwave IR, where reflected solar and emitted thermal radiation both contribute to the TOA radiance received by a downlooking sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2010
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7813, Remote Sensing System Engineering III, 781307 (26 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861882
Show Author Affiliations
Steve A. Cota, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Linda S. Kalman, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7813:
Remote Sensing System Engineering III
Philip E. Ardanuy; Jeffery J. Puschell, Editor(s)

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