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Desert test site uniformity analysis

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dc.contributor.author Kerolaa, Dana X.
dc.contributor.author Bruegge, Carol J.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-14T23:26:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-14T23:26:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-02
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, California, August 2-6, 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 10-3584
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45218
dc.description.abstract Desert test sites such as Railroad Valley (RRV) Nevada, Egypt-1, and Libya-4 are commonly targeted to assess the on-orbit radiometric performance of sensors. Railroad Valley is used for vicarious calibration experiments, where a field-team makes ground measurements to produce accurate estimates of top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiances. The Sahara desert test sites are not instrumented, but provide a stable target that can be used for sensor cross-comparisons, or for stability monitoring of a single sensor. These sites are of interest to NASA's Atmospheric Carbon Observation from Space (ACOS) and JAXA's Greenhouse Gas Observation SATellite (GOSAT) programs. This study assesses the utility of these three test sites to the ACOS and GOSAT calibration teams. To simulate errors in sensor-measured radiance with pointing errors, simulated data have been created using MODIS Aqua data. MODIS data are further utilized to validate the campaign data acquired from June 22 through July 5, 2009. The first GOSAT vicarious calibration experiment was conducted during this timeframe. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009 en_US
dc.subject Vicarious calibration en_US
dc.title Desert test site uniformity analysis en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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