Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Operational Calibration Reprocessing
AbstractRadiometric calibration coefficients for the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) reflective solar bands have been reprocessed from the beginning of the Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) mission until present. An automated calibration procedure, implemented in the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) JPSS (Joint Polar Satellite System) operational data production system, was applied to reprocess onboard solar calibration data and solar diffuser degradation measurements. The latest processing parameters from the operational system were used to include corrected solar vectors, optimized directional dependence of attenuation screens transmittance and solar diffuser reflectance, updated prelaunch calibration coefficients without an offset term, and optimized Robust Holt-Winters filter parameters. The parameters were consistently used to generate a complete set of the radiometric calibration coefficients for the entire duration of the Suomi NPP mission. The reprocessing has demonstrated that the automated calibration procedure can be successfully applied to all solar measurements acquired from the beginning of the mission until the full deployment of the automated procedure in the operational processing system. The reprocessed calibration coefficients can be further used to reprocess VIIRS SDR (Sensor Data Record) and other data products. The reprocessing has also demonstrated how the automated calibration procedure can be used during activation of the VIIRS instruments on the future JPSS satellites. View Full-Text
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Blonski, S.; Cao, C. Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Operational Calibration Reprocessing. Remote Sens. 2015, 7, 16131-16149.
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Blonski, Slawomir; Cao, Changyong. 2015. "Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Operational Calibration Reprocessing." Remote Sens. 7, no. 12: 16131-16149.