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Accuracy assessment of atmospheric correction algorithms using sun-photometers (AERONET), lidar system, and in situ spectroradiometers
Author(s): Kyriacos Themistocleous; G. Diofantos Hadjimitsis; Adrianos Retalis; Nektarios Chrysoulakis
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Paper Abstract

Atmospheric correction is still considered as the most important part of pre-processing of satellite remotely sensed images. The accuracy assessment of the existing atmospheric correction must be monitored on a systematic basis since the user must be aware about the effectiveness of each algorithm intended for specific application. Indeed this study integrates the following measurements coincided with the satellite overpass (ASTER and Landsat TM/ETM+) in order to assess the accuracy of the most widely used atmospheric correction algorithms (such as darkest pixel, atmospheric modelling, ATCOR, 6S code etc.): spectroradiometric measurements of suitable calibration targets using GER1500 or SVC HR-1024 field spectro-radiometers, MICROTOPS hand held sun-photometers, LIDAR backscattering system, CIMEL sun photometer (Cyprus University of Technology recently joined with AERONET).

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7827, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV, 78270E (12 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864825
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Kyriacos Themistocleous, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
G. Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Adrianos Retalis, National Observatory of Athens (Greece)
Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7827:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV
Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comeron; Michiel van Weele, Editor(s)

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