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1 November 2012 Atmospheric correction models for high resolution WorldView-2 multispectral imagery: a case study in Canary Islands, Spain
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The emergence of high-resolution satellites with new spectral channels and the ability to change its viewing angle has highlighted the importance of modeling the atmospheric effects. So, atmospheric correction serves a critical role in the processing of remotely sensed image data, particularly with respect to identification of pixel content. Efficient and accurate realization of images in units of reflectance, rather than radiance, has proven to be a crucial point in the pre-processing of images in remote sensing applications, acquired under a variety of measurement conditions. However, reflectance of the objects recorded by satellite sensors is generally affected by atmospheric absorption and scattering, sensor-targetillumination geometry, and sensor calibration. These normally result in distortion of the actual reflectance of the objects that subsequently affects the extraction of information from images. The use of atmospheric models has significantly improved the results of the corrections. In this study we have proceeded to make the atmospheric correction of the eight multispectral bands of high resolution WorldView-2 satellite by three different atmospherics models (COST, DOS, 6S) defining the geometry of the satellite observation, viewing angle and setting the weather conditions more suited for the acquired images of the study area (Granadilla, Canary Islands). For this purpose, the reflectance obtained by COST, DOS and 6S atmospheric correction techniques are compared with the Top of Atmosphere (TOA) reflectance. Specifically, the 6S atmospheric correction model, based on radiative transfer theory, provides patterns which describe properly atmospheric conditions in this specific study area for monitoring turbid coastal environments. To check the proper functioning of the atmospheric correction comparison was performed between ground-based measurements and corresponding obtained by the eight multispectral satellite channels through the 6S atmospheric model, with similar date, weather and lighting conditions.
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J. Martin, F. Eugenio, J. Marcello, A. Medina, Juan A. Bermejo, and M. Arbelo "Atmospheric correction models for high resolution WorldView-2 multispectral imagery: a case study in Canary Islands, Spain", Proc. SPIE 8534, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVII; and Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing VIII, 85340O (1 November 2012);

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