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Atmospheric correction for JPSS-2 VIIRS response versus scan angle measurements
Author(s): Jeff McIntire; Chris Moeller; Hassan Oudrari; Xiaoxiong Xiong
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Paper Abstract

The Joint Polar Satellite System 2 (JPSS-2) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) includes one spectral band centered in a strong atmospheric absorption region. As much of the pre-launch calibration is performed under laboratory ambient conditions, accurately accounting for the absorption, and thereby ensuring the transfer of the sensor calibration to on-orbit operations, is necessary to generate science quality data products. This work is focused on the response versus scan angle (RVS) measurements, which characterize the relative scan angle dependent reflectance of the JPSS-2 VIIRS instrument optics. The spectral band of interest, centered around 1378 nm, is within a spectral region strongly effected by water vapor absorption. The methodology used to model the absolute humidity and the atmospheric transmittance under the laboratory conditions is detailed. The application of this transmittance to the RVS determination is then described including an uncertainty estimate; a comparison to the pre-launch measurements from earlier sensor builds is also performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10402, Earth Observing Systems XXII, 104021K (5 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272796
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Jeff McIntire, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Chris Moeller, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Hassan Oudrari, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Xiaoxiong Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10402:
Earth Observing Systems XXII
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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