The Ground-Based Absolute Radiometric Calibration of Landsat 8 OLI
AbstractThis paper presents the vicarious calibration results of Landsat 8 OLI that were obtained using the reflectance-based approach at test sites in Nevada, California, Arizona, and South Dakota, USA. Additional data were obtained using the Radiometric Calibration Test Site, which is a suite of instruments located at Railroad Valley, Nevada, USA. The results for the top-of-atmosphere spectral radiance show an average difference of −2.7, −0.8, 1.5, 2.0, 0.0, 3.6, 5.8, and 0.7% in OLI bands 1–8 as compared to an average of all of the ground-based measurements. The top-of-atmosphere spectral reflectance shows an average difference of 1.6, 1.3, 2.0, 1.9, 0.9, 2.1, 3.1, and 2.1% from the ground-based measurements. Except for OLI band 7, the spectral radiance results are generally within ±5% of the design specifications, and the reflectance results are generally within ±3% of the design specifications. The results from the data collected during the tandem Landsat 7 and 8 flight in March 2013 indicate that ETM+ and OLI agree to each other to within ±2% in similar bands in top-of-atmosphere spectral radiance, and to within ±4% in top-of-atmosphere spectral reflectance. View Full-Text
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Czapla-Myers, J.; McCorkel, J.; Anderson, N.; Thome, K.; Biggar, S.; Helder, D.; Aaron, D.; Leigh, L.; Mishra, N. The Ground-Based Absolute Radiometric Calibration of Landsat 8 OLI. Remote Sens. 2015, 7, 600-626.
Czapla-Myers J, McCorkel J, Anderson N, Thome K, Biggar S, Helder D, Aaron D, Leigh L, Mishra N. The Ground-Based Absolute Radiometric Calibration of Landsat 8 OLI. Remote Sensing. 2015; 7(1):600-626.Chicago/Turabian Style
Czapla-Myers, Jeffrey; McCorkel, Joel; Anderson, Nikolaus; Thome, Kurtis; Biggar, Stuart; Helder, Dennis; Aaron, David; Leigh, Larry; Mishra, Nischal. 2015. "The Ground-Based Absolute Radiometric Calibration of Landsat 8 OLI." Remote Sens. 7, no. 1: 600-626.