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Intercomparison of Field Methods for Acquiring Ground Reflectance at Railroad Valley Playa for Spectral Calibration of Satellite Data

Ian C. Lau, Cindy C. H. Ong, Kurt J. Thome, Brian Wenny, Andreas Mueller, Uta Heiden, Jeff Czapla-Myers, Stuart Biggar, Nikolaus Anderson, Lorcan McGonigle, William Thomas, Carolina Barrientos (+1 others)
2018 IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  
Ground reflectance was acquired at the Railroad Valley Playa calibration site in Nevada USA using different methods of collection.  ...  The data was collected near the time and date of Landsat 8 OLI and Sentinel-2 satellite overpasses so an inter-comparison could be made with the reflectance products to determine which method was more  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This field exercise was funded by the IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society as part the Geoscience Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy Technical Committee Calibration and Validation initiative  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2018.8519109 dblp:conf/igarss/LauOTWMHCBAMTBI18 fatcat:bmjnfvqvvbctnjbkjssookyrwe

Reflectance-Based Imaging Spectrometer Error Budget Field Practicum at the Railroad Valley Test Site, Nevada [Technical Committees]

Cindy Ong, Kurt Thome, Uta Heiden, Jeff Czapla-Myers, Andreas Mueller
2018 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine  
ACKNOwLEDgMENT This training exercise was funded by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society as part of the Geoscience Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy Technical Committee calibration and validation  ...  As part of the Radiometric Calibration Network (RadCalNet, www.radcalnet .org), RadCaTS provides surface reflectance data to NASA The spectral reflectance characteristics of Railroad Valley Playa measured  ...  The spectral reflectance characteristics of Railroad Valley Playa measured during the training. The regions of water vapor absorption at around 1,400 and 1,900 nm have been removed for clarity.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mgrs.2018.2841934 fatcat:iss4utx2nzb4tk4ullycdazisa

A generalized approach to the vicarious calibration of multiple Earth observation sensors using hyperspectral data

P.M Teillet, G Fedosejevs, R.P Gauthier, N.T O'Neill, K.J Thome, S.F Biggar, H Ripley, A Meygret
2001 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The methodology has been validated using data from a campaign at the Railroad Valley playa test site in Nevada in June 1998.  ...  The airborne hyperspectral sensor data were acquired using the Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) at Railroad Valley and the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (casi) in all  ...  Nandy and John Lamarr (University of Arizona) for BRF and FieldSpec measurements, respectively, at the Railroad Valley playa; Karl Staenz (Canada Centre for Remote Sensing) and Julie Lefebvre (MacDonald  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0034-4257(01)00211-5 fatcat:l543ykbqo5hhtonsodpscu3tum

Vicarious calibration experiment in support of the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer

W.A. Abdou, C.J. Bruegge, M.C. Helmlinger, J.E. Conel, S.H. Pilorz, W. Ledeboer, B.J. Gaitley, K.J. Thome
2002 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Semiannual field campaigns are planned for the future in order to detect any systematic trends in sensor calibration.  ...  The Lunar Lake Playa, NV, was the primary target instrumented by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for this experiment.  ...  Green for supplying the AVIRIS, which added greatly to the confidence of the analyses.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2002.801582 fatcat:xkze23ov5zdaxn2s3qvaa3rmry

Impacts of spectral band difference effects on radiometric cross-calibration between satellite sensors in the solar-reflective spectral domain

P.M. Teillet, G. Fedosejevs, K.J Thome, John L. Barker
2007 Remote Sensing of Environment  
Overall, if spectral band difference effects (SBDEs) are not taken into account, the Railroad Valley Playa site is a "good" ground target for cross calibration between most but not all satellite sensors  ...  Scene content was simulated using spectra for four ground target types (Railroad Valley Playa, snow, sand and rangeland), together with various combinations of atmospheric states and illumination geometries  ...  Acknowledgements The support of the Land Cover Satellite Project Office (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland) for portions of this work is gratefully acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2007.03.003 fatcat:ilw43h5qzfhvrjsx6ugwoosbxm

Observations and Recommendations for the Calibration of Landsat 8 OLI and Sentinel 2 MSI for Improved Data Interoperability

Dennis Helder, Brian Markham, Ron Morfitt, Jim Storey, Julia Barsi, Ferran Gascon, Sebastien Clerc, Bruno LaFrance, Jeff Masek, David Roy, Adam Lewis, Nima Pahlevan
2018 Remote Sensing  
Lastly, and the most ambitious of the four, was to develop a comprehensive process for validating surface reflectance products produced from the data sets.  ...  Collectively, these recommendations have significant potential for improving satellite sensor calibration in a focused manner that can directly catalyze efforts to develop data that are closer to being  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10091340 fatcat:xudyr6znp5hypgznqw22rltu5a

Vicarious Calibration of eMAS, AirMSPI, and AVIRIS Sensors During FIREX-AQ

Carol J. Bruegge, G. Thomas Arnold, Jeffrey Czapla-Myers, RoseAnne Dominguez, Mark C. Helmlinger, David R. Thompson, Jeannette Van den Bosch, Brian N. Wenny
2021 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Surface reflectances were available from the August 4, 2019 field team and from the Radiometric Calibration Network (RadCalNet) portal, and spectral aerosol optical depths from an on-site AERosol RObotic  ...  A comparison of the at-sensor radiances predicted from these independent analyses highlights some of the uncertainties in the inputs, including choice of solar irradiance model.  ...  The AVIRIS instrument calibration was conducted by Mark C. Helmlinger. Surface reflectance data at Railroad Valley was collected by Carol J. Bruegge and Mark C. Helmlinger.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2021.3066997 fatcat:mutz6tklrjc7fnmkis5wtiienm

AIRS/Vis near IR instrument

C. Gautier, Y. Shiren, M.D. Hofstadter
2003 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Vicarious calibrations using ground targets of known reflectance and a cross-calibration with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) augment the onboard calibration.  ...  One of AIRS Vis/NIR's principal supporting functions is the detection of low clouds to flag these conditions for atmospheric temperature retrievals.  ...  Ricchiazzi for his contributions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2002.808242 fatcat:zyqelnte4nexhpfkgakacr4fbq

Sentinel-2A MSI and Landsat-8 OLI radiometric cross comparison over desert sites

Julia A. Barsi, Bahjat Alhammoud, Jeffrey Czapla-Myers, Ferran Gascon, Md. Obaidul Haque, Morakot Kaewmanee, Larry Leigh, Brian L. Markham
2018 European Journal of Remote Sensing  
A team from the University of Arizona is acquiring field data under both instruments for vicarious calibration of the sensors.  ...  for all the spectral bands that the instruments have in common.  ...  The University of Arizona (UAz) is making surface measurements under OLI and MSI at Railroad Valley (RRV) Playa, Nevada.  ... 
doi:10.1080/22797254.2018.1507613 fatcat:xjibavq6rvebjkq3mlc3ntrvse

The Terra Vega Active Light Source: A First Step in a New Approach to Perform Nighttime Absolute Radiometric Calibrations and Early Results Calibrating the VIIRS DNB

Robert Ryan, Mary Pagnutti, Kara Burch, Larry Leigh, Timothy Ruggles, Changyong Cao, David Aaron, Slawomir Blonski, Dennis Helder
2019 Remote Sensing  
Partnership (NPP) and NOAA-20 satellites.  ...  The active source is successfully fielded, and early results indicate that it can be used to augment and validate the radiometric calibration of the VIIRS DNB HGS sensor on both the Suomi National Polar-orbiting  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11060710 fatcat:rk5m6bjkovhwpfpmhcparmcabm

10. The Calibration and Characterization of Earth Remote Sensing and Environmental Monitoring Instruments [chapter]

James J. Butler, B. Carol Johnson, Robert A. Barnes
2005 Experimental Methods in the Physical Sciences  
Remote Sensing Group in advance of a field deployment to Lunar Lake and Railroad Valley, Nevada [254] .  ...  Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer on the EOS Terra platform has been performed by Thome et al. using coincident ground measurements at Railroad Valley, Nevada [212] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1079-4042(05)41010-3 fatcat:pa7ltcpd6vgtti3itc3ofgdwqm

RadCalNet: A Radiometric Calibration Network for Earth Observing Imagers Operating in the Visible to Shortwave Infrared Spectral Range

Bouvet, Thome, Berthelot, Bialek, Czapla-Myers, Fox, Goryl, Henry, Ma, Marcq, Meygret, Wenny (+1 others)
2019 Remote Sensing  
Top-of-atmosphere reflectance data with associated uncertainties are available at 10 nm intervals over the 400 nm to 1000 nm spectral range at 30 minute intervals for a nadir-viewing geometry.  ...  All four sites rely on collection of data for assessing the surface reflectance as well as atmospheric data over that site.  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank Andrew Banks for performing the large number of calculations supporting the generation of uncertainty look-up-tables for RadCalNet TOA products.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11202401 fatcat:4g3hzjv72vh7pfrc2jsr4avmae

Absolute Radiometric Calibration of Narrow-Swath Imaging Sensors With Reference to Non-Coincident Wide-Swath Sensors

Joel McCorkel, Kurtis Thome, Ronald B. Lockwood
2013 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
The method predicts at-sensor radiance using non-coincident imagery from the reference sensor and knowledge of spectral reflectance of the test site.  ...  The method is also insensitive to spectral differences between the sensors by transferring to surface spectral reflectance prior to prediction of at-sensor radiance.  ...  The Railroad Valley Playa (RVPN), a large desert basin in Nevada, satisfactorily satisfies the Page 5 of 35 Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2012.2219874 fatcat:4lt75yewy5hyhbpxx2eck7tvgy

Land surface emissivity retrieval from satellite data

Zhao-Liang Li, Hua Wu, Ning Wang, Shi Qiu, José A. Sobrino, Zhengming Wan, Bo-Hui Tang, Guangjian Yan
2013 International Journal of Remote Sensing  
Nevertheless, Wan (2008) and Wan and Li (2010) compared the emissivities retrieved from D/N to those measured by the Sun-shadow method in the Railroad Valley Playa and the grassland in northern Texas  ...  of TES is expected to decrease for surfaces with low spectral contrast, as is the case of agricultural areas; and (3) compensation for reflected sky irradiance and sensor calibration (Gillespie et al  ... 
doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.716540 fatcat:wkb3ywmjrfb7td5iprjknxhg7m

SI traceable vicarious calibration test sites and methods

Agnieszka C Bialek
The primary input of this research to the scientific community, apart from the new site, is a revised SI traceability chain for the ground reflectance field measurements.  ...  This is an independent post-launch satellite calibration technique based on a comparison of satellite readings with ground data and atmospheric modelling.  ...  RadCalNet is currently composed of four existing reference sites located at: Railroad Valley Playa, Arizona, USA (Czapla-Myers et al. 2015); Baotou, China (Li et al. 2015); La Crau, France (Meygret et  ... 
doi:10.15126/thesis.00852237 fatcat:dehjeryg3bgl3fcobukzngmkxi
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