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Prime candidate Earth targets for the post-launch radiometric calibration of space-based optical imaging instruments
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides a comprehensive list of prime candidate terrestrial targets for consideration as benchmark sites for the post-launch radiometric calibration of space-based instruments. The key characteristics of suitable sites are outlined primarily with respect to selection criteria, spatial uniformity, and temporal stability. The establishment and utilization of such benchmark sites is considered to be an important element of the radiometric traceability of satellite image data products to SI standards for use in the accurate monitoring of environmental change.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6677, Earth Observing Systems XII, 66770S (5 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.733156
Show Author Affiliations
P. M. Teillet, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
J. A. Barsi, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
G. Chander, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
U.S. Geological Survey Ctr. for Earth Resources Observation and Science (United States)
K. J. Thome, Optical Sciences Ctr., Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6677:
Earth Observing Systems XII
James J. Butler; Jack Xiong, Editor(s)

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