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Influence Of The Atmosphere On Remotely Sensed Data
Author(s): Robert E. Turner; William A. Malila; Richard F. Nalepka; Frederick J. Thomson
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Paper Abstract

Since its launch in July 1972, ERTS has generated multispectral data and images of a sizable portion of the world. While much analysis has been done by photointerpretation of the imagery, computer-implemented analysis of the digital tape data is increasing. At the same time, because of the large area coverage and synoptic view of the ERTS system, investigators are processing data from larger areas--in some cases up to several ERTS frames. The combination of detailed computer analysis and large area coverage has focused investigators on all factors which cause the data to vary--sensor system stability, atmospheric and solar illumination effects, and variations. in the reflectance of scenes, e.g., because .of phenological differences. To successfully conduct large area surveys which will demonstrate the ultimate utility of the ERTS system, all these factors need to be accounted for.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0051, Scanners and Imagery Systems for Earth Observation, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.964583
Show Author Affiliations
Robert E. Turner, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
William A. Malila, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Richard F. Nalepka, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Frederick J. Thomson, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0051:
Scanners and Imagery Systems for Earth Observation
D. Alexander Koso; Philip N. Slater; William L. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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