21 August 2009 A VIIRS ocean data simulator
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One of the roles of the VIIRS Ocean Science Team (VOST) is to assess the performance of the instrument and scientific processing software that generates ocean color parameters such as normalized water-leaving radiances and chlorophyll. A VIIRS data simulator is being developed to help aid in this work. The simulator will create a sufficient set of simulated Sensor Data Records (SDR) so that the ocean component of the VIIRS processing system can be tested. It will also have the ability to study the impact of instrument artifacts on the derived parameter quality. The simulator will use existing resources available to generate the geolocation information and to transform calibrated radiances to geophysical parameters and visa-versa. In addition, the simulator will be able to introduce land features, cloud fields, and expected VIIRS instrument artifacts. The design of the simulator and its progress will be presented.
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Wayne D. Robinson, Frederick S. Patt, Bryan A. Franz, Kevin R. Turpie, Charles R. McClain, "A VIIRS ocean data simulator", Proc. SPIE 7452, Earth Observing Systems XIV, 74520A (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827058; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.827058
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