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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277128
Title:
Calibration of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Author:
Grant, Barbara Geri, 1957-
Issue Date:
1989
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:
This thesis describes the first calibration of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the NOAA-11 satellite. Two methods were used to perform the calibration. Both methods relied on calibrated data from a high resolution sensor that passed over the target site at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on November 21, 1988. The first approach required ground reflectance and atmospheric optical depth data taken during overpass time. The second method relied on historical ground reflectance data and utilized standard atmospheric models. The calibration gains varied widely depending on which set of calibration offsets were used, but the agreement between the gains computed by the two methods was very close: approximately 1% in channel 1 and 2% in channel 2. This close agreement indicates that Method 2, which does not require the complexity and expense of field work, could be a viable option for future calibration efforts.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Radiometers.; 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, P. N.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCalibration of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometeren_US
dc.creatorGrant, Barbara Geri, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Barbara Geri, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_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.abstractThis thesis describes the first calibration of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the NOAA-11 satellite. Two methods were used to perform the calibration. Both methods relied on calibrated data from a high resolution sensor that passed over the target site at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on November 21, 1988. The first approach required ground reflectance and atmospheric optical depth data taken during overpass time. The second method relied on historical ground reflectance data and utilized standard atmospheric models. The calibration gains varied widely depending on which set of calibration offsets were used, but the agreement between the gains computed by the two methods was very close: approximately 1% in channel 1 and 2% in channel 2. This close agreement indicates that Method 2, which does not require the complexity and expense of field work, could be a viable option for future calibration efforts.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectRadiometers.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, P. N.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1338521en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23170422en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17584644en_US
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