Atmospheric corrections of MAS data using SCAR-A experiment

Jean Claude Roger, E. F. Vermote, Nazmi El Saleous

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3 Citations (Scopus)


We propose to use MODIS Airborne Simulator data acquired during the SCAR-A experiment, that took place in July 1993 in the Eastern US, to validate the MODIS operational atmospheric correction algorithm. The first step is to calibrate the visible, near-infrared and middle- infrared channels using Rayleigh scattering in the visible for the absolute calibration, high clouds or sun glint views for the inter calibration. Calibrated data are compared with simultaneous observations from AVIRIS. The second step is to investigate an aerosol retrieval method using the 2.14 μm band. The split window technique applied to thermal channels at 11 and 12 microns is also used to derive the water vapor content over land. After applying atmospheric corrections, we present some of the directional features exhibited by selected targets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)081941641X
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventAtmospheric Sensing and Modelling - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sept 29 1994Sept 30 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherAtmospheric Sensing and Modelling
CityRome, Italy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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