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Remote sensing of atmospheric properties with the Modular Optical Scanner (MOS)
Author(s): Harald Krawczyk; Bringfried M. Pflug; Birgit Gerasch
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Paper Abstract

Satellite remote sensing of atmospheric properties is important for investigation of atmospheric pollution and also for remote sensing of the underlying surface, where an atmospheric correction is needed. For the proof of new methodological concepts the multispectral imaging spectrometer MOS was developed in the DLR Institute of Space Sensor Technology and launched on the Indian satellite IRS- P3. It has 13 bands in the VIS/NIR region with 10nm bandwidth. MOS successfully provides data for more than 2 years over European and Northern African coasts. The paper will introduce a standard atmospheric correction scheme for MOS data over water regions using measurements in the near IR form 685 nm to 1000 nm. This method is based on a 2- channel correction, estimating the aerosol optical depth and the Angstrom coefficient for the spectral behavior of the optical thickness. After extrapolation of the visible region the atmospheric correction is applied. Examples will be shown from the Baltic and North Sea regions. The obtained result will be compared and discussed with available in situ measurements taken simultaneously with MOS overflights. Lastly, this algorithm is applied to an observation of forest fire smoke over Malaysia.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3495, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (14 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332699
Show Author Affiliations
Harald Krawczyk, DLR Institute of Space Sensor Technology (Germany)
Bringfried M. Pflug, DLR Institute of Space Sensor Technology (Germany)
Birgit Gerasch, DLR Institute of Space Sensor Technology (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3495:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
Jaqueline E. Russell, Editor(s)

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