Evaluation of PROBA-V Collection 1: Refined Radiometry, Geometry, and Cloud Screening
AbstractPROBA-V (PRoject for On-Board Autonomy–Vegetation) was launched in May-2013 as an operational continuation to the vegetation (VGT) instruments on-board the Système Pour l’Observation de la Terre (SPOT)-4 and -5 satellites. The first reprocessing campaign of the PROBA-V archive from Collection 0 (C0) to Collection 1 (C1) aims at harmonizing the time series, thanks to improved radiometric and geometric calibration and cloud detection. The evaluation of PROBA-V C1 focuses on (i) qualitative and quantitative assessment of the new cloud detection scheme; (ii) quantification of the effect of the reprocessing by comparing C1 to C0; and (iii) evaluation of the spatio-temporal stability of the combined SPOT/VGT and PROBA-V archive through comparison to METOP/advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR). The PROBA-V C1 cloud detection algorithm yields an overall accuracy of 89.0%. Clouds are detected with very few omission errors, but there is an overdetection of clouds over bright surfaces. Stepwise updates to the visible and near infrared (VNIR) absolute calibration in C0 and the application of degradation models to the SWIR calibration in C1 result in sudden changes between C0 and C1 Blue, Red, and NIR TOC reflectance in the first year, and more gradual differences for short-wave infrared (SWIR). Other changes result in some bias between C0 and C1, although the root mean squared difference (RMSD) remains well below 1% for top-of-canopy (TOC) reflectance and below 0.02 for the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI). Comparison to METOP/AVHRR shows that the recent reprocessing campaigns on SPOT/VGT and PROBA-V have resulted in a more stable combined time series. View Full-Text
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Toté, C.; Swinnen, E.; Sterckx, S.; Adriaensen, S.; Benhadj, I.; Iordache, M.-D.; Bertels, L.; Kirches, G.; Stelzer, K.; Dierckx, W.; Van den Heuvel, L.; Clarijs, D.; Niro, F. Evaluation of PROBA-V Collection 1: Refined Radiometry, Geometry, and Cloud Screening. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 1375.
Toté C, Swinnen E, Sterckx S, Adriaensen S, Benhadj I, Iordache M-D, Bertels L, Kirches G, Stelzer K, Dierckx W, Van den Heuvel L, Clarijs D, Niro F. Evaluation of PROBA-V Collection 1: Refined Radiometry, Geometry, and Cloud Screening. Remote Sensing. 2018; 10(9):1375.Chicago/Turabian Style
Toté, Carolien; Swinnen, Else; Sterckx, Sindy; Adriaensen, Stefan; Benhadj, Iskander; Iordache, Marian-Daniel; Bertels, Luc; Kirches, Grit; Stelzer, Kerstin; Dierckx, Wouter; Van den Heuvel, Lieve; Clarijs, Dennis; Niro, Fabrizio. 2018. "Evaluation of PROBA-V Collection 1: Refined Radiometry, Geometry, and Cloud Screening." Remote Sens. 10, no. 9: 1375.
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