Land and ocean data product generation from visible-through-shortwave-infrared multispectral and hyperspectral
imagery requires atmospheric correction or compensation, that is, the removal of atmospheric absorption and scattering
effects that contaminate the measured spectra. We have recently developed a prototype software system for automated,
low-latency, high-accuracy atmospheric correction based on a C++-language version of the Spectral Sciences, Inc.
FLAASH™ code. In this system, pre-calculated look-up tables replace on-the-fly MODTRAN® radiative transfer
calculations, while the portable C++ code enables parallel processing on multicore/multiprocessor computer systems.
The initial software has been installed on the Sensor Web at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where it is currently
atmospherically correcting new data from the EO-1 Hyperion and ALI sensors. Computation time is around 10 s per
data cube per processor. Further development will be conducted to implement the new atmospheric correction software
on board the upcoming HyspIRI mission's Intelligent Payload Module, where it would generate data products in nearreal
time for Direct Broadcast to the ground. The rapid turn-around of data products made possible by this software
would benefit a broad range of applications in areas of emergency response, environmental monitoring and national