VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Calibration Progress and Its Impact on Ocean Color Products
AbstractThe radiometric calibration for the reflective solar bands (RSB) of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) platform has reached a mature stage after four years since its launch. The characterization of the vignetting effect of the attenuation screens, the bidirectional reflectance factor of the solar diffuser, the degradation performance of the solar diffuser, and the calibration coefficient of the RSB have all been made robust. Additional investigations into the time-dependent out-of-band relative spectral response and the solar diffuser degradation non-uniformity effect have led to newer insights. In particular, it has been demonstrated that the solar diffuser (SD) degradation non-uniformity effect induces long-term bias in the SD-calibration result. A mitigation approach, the so-called Hybrid Method, incorporating lunar-based calibration results, successfully restores the calibration to achieve ~0.2% level accuracy. The successfully calibrated RSB data record significantly impacts the ocean color products, whose stringent requirements are especially sensitive to calibration accuracy, and helps the ocean color products to reach maturity. View Full-Text
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Sun, J.; Wang, M. VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Calibration Progress and Its Impact on Ocean Color Products. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 194.
Sun J, Wang M. VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Calibration Progress and Its Impact on Ocean Color Products. Remote Sensing. 2016; 8(3):194.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sun, Junqiang; Wang, Menghua. 2016. "VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Calibration Progress and Its Impact on Ocean Color Products." Remote Sens. 8, no. 3: 194.
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