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The paper describes a new methodology that uses spatially extensive hyperspectral imagery as reference data to carry out vicarious radiometric calibrations for multiple satellite sensors. The methodology has been validated using data from a campaign at the Railroad Valley playa test site in Nevada in June 1998. The proof of concept has been further tested(More)
The recent launch of Landsat-7 ETM+ extends the uninterrupted stream of TM and ETM+ images to a potential span of 32 years. This exceptional image set will allow long-term studies of natural resources, but will require an operational method for converting image digital number (dn) to the temporally comparable surface reflectance factor (r sl). A refinement(More)
atmospherically corrects the ETM+ data to derive surface re-flectance for a 1 km 1 km area of the playa and then uses these reflectances to determine a hyperspectral at-sensor radiance for each of the sensors taking into account the changes in solar zenith angle due to any temporal differences in the overpass times as well as differences in the view angles(More)
—The Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor provides the longest running continuous dataset of moderate spatial resolution remote sensing imagery, dating back to its launch in March 1984. Historically, the radiometric calibration procedure for this imagery used the instrument's response to the Internal Cal-ibrator (IC) on a scene-by-scene basis to determine(More)