Atmospheric corrections for in-flight satellite radiometric calibration

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Title:
Atmospheric corrections for in-flight satellite radiometric calibration
Author:
Bartell, Richard Joseph
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Accurate determination of atmospheric effects is crucial to earth-based inflight radiometric calibration of existing satellite systems. Such calibration work relies on computer codes which compute atmospheric transmittance due to both scattering and absorption processes. Two solar radiometers were used for atmospheric data collection. Results obtained from the two instruments in the visible are compared. Modifications to the autotracking instrument are discussed. The accuracy of existing methods for determining the amounts of key atmospheric constituents actually present at a given time is examined. Computation of integrated water vapor content based on solar radiometer data is discussed. Calculations to account for the effects of gaseous absorption in the near infrared spectral bands of a solar radiometer are outlined. Such corrections will facilitate calibration of these spectral bands. In conclusion, the effects of the uncertainties in the current determination of crucial atmospheric parameters on radiance at the satellite level are examined.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Electrooptical devices -- Atmospheric effects.; Artificial satellites in remote sensing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Slater, Philip N.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAtmospheric corrections for in-flight satellite radiometric calibrationen_US
dc.creatorBartell, Richard Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorBartell, Richard Josephen_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAccurate determination of atmospheric effects is crucial to earth-based inflight radiometric calibration of existing satellite systems. Such calibration work relies on computer codes which compute atmospheric transmittance due to both scattering and absorption processes. Two solar radiometers were used for atmospheric data collection. Results obtained from the two instruments in the visible are compared. Modifications to the autotracking instrument are discussed. The accuracy of existing methods for determining the amounts of key atmospheric constituents actually present at a given time is examined. Computation of integrated water vapor content based on solar radiometer data is discussed. Calculations to account for the effects of gaseous absorption in the near infrared spectral bands of a solar radiometer are outlined. Such corrections will facilitate calibration of these spectral bands. In conclusion, the effects of the uncertainties in the current determination of crucial atmospheric parameters on radiance at the satellite level are examined.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectElectrooptical devices -- Atmospheric effects.en_US
dc.subjectArtificial satellites in remote sensing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSlater, Philip N.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332578en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19667337en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16824490en_US
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