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1 September 2015 Propagation of spectral characterization errors of imaging spectrometers at level-1 and its correction within a level-2 recalibration scheme
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The uncertainties in the knowledge of the Instrument Spectral Response Function (ISRF), barycenter of the spectral channels and bandwidth / spectral sampling (spectral resolution) are important error sources in the processing of satellite imaging spectrometers within narrow atmospheric absorption bands. The exhaustive laboratory spectral characterization is a costly engineering process that differs from the instrument configuration in-flight given the harsh space environment and harmful launching phase. The retrieval schemes at Level-2 commonly assume a Gaussian ISRF, leading to uncorrected spectral stray-light effects and wrong characterization and correction of the spectral shift and smile. These effects produce inaccurate atmospherically corrected data and are propagated to the final Level-2 mission products. Within ESA's FLEX satellite mission activities, the impact of the ISRF knowledge error and spectral calibration at Level-1 products and its propagation to Level-2 retrieved chlorophyll fluorescence has been analyzed. A spectral recalibration scheme has been implemented at Level-2 reducing the errors in Level-1 products below the 10% error in retrieved fluorescence within the oxygen absorption bands enhancing the quality of the retrieved products. The work presented here shows how the minimization of the spectral calibration errors requires an effort both for the laboratory characterization and for the implementation of specific algorithms at Level-2.
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Jorge Vicent, Luis Alonso, Neus Sabater, Christophe Miesch, Stefan Kraft, and Jose Moreno "Propagation of spectral characterization errors of imaging spectrometers at level-1 and its correction within a level-2 recalibration scheme", Proc. SPIE 9611, Imaging Spectrometry XX, 96110T (1 September 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2189089
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