SNPP VIIRS RSB earth view reflectance uncertainty

Ning Lei, Kevin Twedt, Jeff McIntire, Xiaoxiong Xiong
2017 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)  
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) satellite uses its 14 reflective solar bands to passively collect solar radiant energy reflected off the Earth. The Level 1 product is the geolocated and radiometrically calibrated topof-the-atmosphere solar reflectance. The absolute radiometric uncertainty associated with this product includes contributions from the noise associated with measured detector digital counts and the
more » ... nts and the radiometric calibration bias. Here, we provide a detailed algorithm for calculating the estimated standard deviation of the retrieved top-of-theatmosphere spectral solar radiation reflectance.
doi:10.1109/igarss.2017.8128355 dblp:conf/igarss/LeiTMX17 fatcat:x2lbmstgszfkflkfe42yfc5wqq