From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2016
Many inter-consistency efforts force empirical agreement between satellite and airborne sensors viewing a source nearly coincident in time and geometry that ensures consistency between sensors rather than relying on a physical understanding of the source. Several research groups organized a campaign at Algodones Dunes in March 2015 in an effort to measure and characterize parameters that can be used for a source model that will enable this physical understanding. This work will provide an overview of the parameters retrieved from airborne and ground-based measurements made during the campaign. Examples of model-based predictions of at-sensor radiance will be shown for Landsat and MODIS. This approach will provide insight into uncertainties of sensor inter-consistency studies and allow for documented SI-traceability and associate error budget. The Algodones model and subsequent test site models can be used for the assessing inter-calibration accuracies of the upcoming Climate Absolute Reflectance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder mission.
Joel McCorkel, "Algodones Dunes characterization in support of model parametrization for sensor harmonization
(Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 9972, Earth Observing Systems XXI, 99720H (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 30, 2016; Published: 18 November 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238601.5178519765001.
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