24 September 2007 Developing a solar channel calibration algorithm for the Korean geostationary satellite COMS
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The Korean Geostationary satellite (COMS) to fly in year 2009 will carry a meteorological sensor from which visible channel measurements will be available. We developed a method utilizing satellite-derived BRDFs for the solar channel calibration over the bright desert area. The 6S model has been incorporated to account for directional effects of the surface using MODIS-derived BRDF parameters within the spectral interval in interest. Simulated radiances over the desert targets were compared with MODIS and SeaWiFS measured spectral radiances in order to examine the feasibility of the developed calibration algorithm. It was shown that simulated 16-day averaged radiances are in good agreement with the satellite-measured radiances within about ±5% uncertainty range for the year 2005, suggesting that the developed algorithm can be used for calibrating the COMS visible channel within about 5% uncertainty level.
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Byung-Ju Sohn, Byung-Ju Sohn, Hyoung-Wook Chun, Hyoung-Wook Chun, } "Developing a solar channel calibration algorithm for the Korean geostationary satellite COMS", Proc. SPIE 6684, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization III: Readiness for GEOSS, 668405 (24 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.733379; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.733379
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