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Possible enhancement to specifications of several Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer visible and near-IR channels for improved earth observations

[+] Author Affiliations
Bo-Cai Gao, Rong-Rong Li

Naval Research Laboratory

Xiaoxiong Xiong

NASA/GSFC

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 1(1), 013504 (February 7, 2007). doi:10.1117/1.2712473
History: Received December 21, 2006; Revised January 25, 2007; Accepted February 2, 2007; February 7, 2007; Online February 07, 2007
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Abstract

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS instruments onboard the NASA Terra and Aqua Spacecrafts have provided unprecedented capabilities in global observations of land, ocean, and atmosphere. In this paper, we report that, under certain atmospheric and surface conditions, several MODIS channels in the visible and near-IR spectral regions can saturate. The radiance dynamic ranges of similar channels for future satellite earth observing instruments should be increased. Instrument designers and MODIS data users should be aware of the saturation problems associated with these MODIS channels.

© 2007 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

Topics

MODIS ; Near infrared

Citation

Bo-Cai Gao ; Rong-Rong Li and Xiaoxiong Xiong
"Possible enhancement to specifications of several Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer visible and near-IR channels for improved earth observations", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 1(1), 013504 (February 7, 2007). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2712473


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