27 August 2010 MODIS calibration algorithm improvements developed for Collection 6 Level-1B
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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) has been operating on both the Terra and Aqua spacecraft for over 10.5 and 8 years, respectively. Over 40 science products are generated routinely from MODIS Earth images and used extensively by the global science community for a wide variety of land, ocean, and atmosphere applications. Over the mission lifetime, several versions of the MODIS data set have been in use as the calibration and data processing algorithms evolved. Currently Version 5 MODIS data is the baseline Level-1B calibrated science product. The MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST), with input from the MODIS Science Team, developed and delivered a number of improvements and enhancements to the calibration algorithms, Level-1B processing code and Look-up Tables for the Version 6 Level-1B MODIS data. Version 6 implements a number of changes in the calibration methodology for both the Reflective Solar Bands (RSB) and Thermal Emissive Bands (TEB). This paper describes the improvements introduced in Collection 6 to the RSB and TEB calibration and detector Quality Assurance (QA) handling.
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Brian N. Wenny, Brian N. Wenny, Junqiang Sun, Junqiang Sun, Xiaoxiong Xiong, Xiaoxiong Xiong, Aisheng Wu, Aisheng Wu, Hongda Chen, Hongda Chen, Amit Angal, Amit Angal, Taeyoung Choi, Taeyoung Choi, Na Chen, Na Chen, Sriharsha Madhavan, Sriharsha Madhavan, Xu Geng, Xu Geng, James Kuyper, James Kuyper, Liqin Tan, Liqin Tan, } "MODIS calibration algorithm improvements developed for Collection 6 Level-1B", Proc. SPIE 7807, Earth Observing Systems XV, 78071F (27 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860892; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.860892
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