Aladdin’s Magic Lamp: Active Target Calibration of the DMSP OLS
AbstractNighttime satellite imagery from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Programs’ Operational Linescan System (DMSP OLS) is being used for myriad applications including population mapping, characterizing economic activity, disaggregate estimation of CO2 emissions, wildfire monitoring, and more. Here we present a method for in situ radiance calibration of the DMSP OLS using a ground based light source as an active target. We found that the wattage of light used by our active target strongly correlates with the signal measured by the DMSP OLS. This approach can be used to enhance our ability to make intertemporal and intersatellite comparisons of DMSP OLS imagery. We recommend exploring the possibility of establishing a permanent active target for the calibration of nocturnal imaging systems. View Full-Text
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Tuttle, B.T.; Anderson, S.; Elvidge, C.; Ghosh, T.; Baugh, K.; Sutton, P. Aladdin’s Magic Lamp: Active Target Calibration of the DMSP OLS. Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 12708-12722.
Tuttle BT, Anderson S, Elvidge C, Ghosh T, Baugh K, Sutton P. Aladdin’s Magic Lamp: Active Target Calibration of the DMSP OLS. Remote Sensing. 2014; 6(12):12708-12722.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tuttle, Benjamin T.; Anderson, Sharolyn; Elvidge, Chris; Ghosh, Tilottama; Baugh, Kim; Sutton, Paul. 2014. "Aladdin’s Magic Lamp: Active Target Calibration of the DMSP OLS." Remote Sens. 6, no. 12: 12708-12722.