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Effects of satellite attitude on the Rayleigh scattering calculation
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Paper Abstract

The calculation of Rayleigh scattering radiance is the first step of the atmospheric correction of ocean color remote sensing which affects the quality of atmospheric correction significantly. This paper studies how the satellite attitude affects the accuracy of the Rayleigh scattering radiance calculation. Satellite attitude affects the geometry angles of the sun and sensor directly and then affects the Rayleigh scattering radiance. The results show that roll angle affects Rayleigh scattering calculation most and the relative error of Rayleigh scattering radiance calculation is up to 10 as the roll angle is 2.5°. However the effects of the pitch angle and yaw angle are very small and the relative error of Rayleigh scattering radiance calculation is less than 1% as the pitch angle or yaw angle is 2.5°. The results also show that in order to achieve the 1% accuracy goal of the Rayleigh scattering radiance calculation the satellite roll angle should be less than if the satellite attitude isn't corrected in the data pre-processing stage of ocean color remote sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5832, Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies, (12 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619668
Show Author Affiliations
Xianqiang He, State Key Lab. of Ocean Dynamic Processes and Satellite Oceanography, SOA (China)
Shanghai Institute of Technology and Physics, CAS (China)
Delu Pan, State Key Lab. of Ocean Dynamic Processes and Satellite Oceanography, SOA (China)
Zhihua Mao, State Key Lab. of Ocean Dynamic Processes and Satellite Oceanography, SOA (China)
Fang Gong, State Key Lab. of Ocean Dynamic Processes and Satellite Oceanography, SOA (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5832:
Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies
Daren Lu; Gennadii G. Matvienko, Editor(s)

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