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11 August 2009 Reflectance based vicarious calibration of ASTER/VNIR with aerosol refractive index and size distribution estimation using measured atmospheric polarization irradiance
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A method for reflectance based vicarious calibration with aerosol refractive index and size distribution estimation using atmospheric polarization irradiance data is proposed. It is possible to estimate aerosol refractive index and size distribution with atmospheric polarization irradiance measured with the different observation angles (scattering angles). The Top of the Atmosphere (TOA) or at-sensor radiance is estimated based on atmospheric codes with estimated refractive index and size distribution then vicarious calibration coefficient can be calculated by comparing to the acquired visible to near infrared instrument data onboard satellites. The estimated TOA radiance based on the proposed method is compared to that with aureole-meter based approach which is based on refractive index and size distribution estimated with solar direct, diffuse and aureole (Conventional AERONET approach). It is obvious that aureole-meter is not portable, heavy and large while polarization irradiance measurement instruments are light and small (portable size and weight).
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K. Arai "Reflectance based vicarious calibration of ASTER/VNIR with aerosol refractive index and size distribution estimation using measured atmospheric polarization irradiance", Proc. SPIE 7461, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV, 746108 (11 August 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.835926
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