5 January 1993 Calibration of satellite sensors in the thermal infrared
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The addition of a calibration capability in the 8-14 micron thermal infrared region to the current ground-based calibration of orbiting sensors is discussed. Radiance- and reflectance-based methods are compared. An infrared thermometer was selected as the favored instrument for the determination of ground truth. Three methods to determine the effect of sky background on the thermal emittance of the ground are presented, along with use of LOWTRAN 7 to determine atmospheric effects.
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James M. Palmer, James M. Palmer, } "Calibration of satellite sensors in the thermal infrared", Proc. SPIE 1762, Infrared Technology XVIII, (5 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138950; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138950

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