13 October 2010 Preliminary assessment of several parameters to measure and compare usefulness of the CEOS reference pseudo-invariant calibration sites
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Test sites are central to any future quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) strategy. The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group for Calibration and Validation (WGCV) Infrared Visible Optical Sensors (IVOS) worked with collaborators around the world to establish a core set of CEOS-endorsed, globally distributed, reference standard test sites (both instrumented and pseudo-invariant) for the post-launch calibration of space-based optical imaging sensors. The pseudo-invariant calibration sites (PICS) have high reflectance and are usually made up of sand dunes with low aerosol loading and practically no vegetation. The goal of this paper is to provide preliminary assessment of "several parameters" than can be used on an operational basis to compare and measure usefulness of reference sites all over the world. The data from Landsat 7 (L7) Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) and the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) Hyperion sensors over the CEOS PICS were used to perform a preliminary assessment of several parameters, such as usable area, data availability, top-of-atmosphere (TOA) reflectance, at-sensor brightness temperature, spatial uniformity, temporal stability, spectral stability, and typical spectrum observed over the sites.
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Gyanesh Chander, Gyanesh Chander, Amit Angal, Amit Angal, Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong, Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong, Dennis L. Helder, Dennis L. Helder, Nischal Mishra, Nischal Mishra, Taeyoung (Jason) Choi, Taeyoung (Jason) Choi, Aisheng Wu, Aisheng Wu, } "Preliminary assessment of several parameters to measure and compare usefulness of the CEOS reference pseudo-invariant calibration sites", Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 78262L (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865166; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.865166
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