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TitleThe AEROCAN Sunphotometer Network: A Component of a CAL/VAL Strategy for Consistent Image Correction
AuthorO'Neill, N T; Royer, A; Romanov, P; Teillet, P M; Fedosejevs, G; McArthur, B
SourceInternational Symposium, Geomatics in the Era of RADARSAT (GER'97), Ottawa, Canada, May 25-30; 1997 p. 7
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20042219
AbstractThe AEROCAN sunphotometer network was initiated by the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) in 1995 to provide ground-based monitoring of atmospheric aerosols over representative regions of Canada. The network employs automatic ground based sun/sky CIMEL sunphotometers which measure direct and scattered solar radiation in a number of spectral channels across the visible and near-infrared spectral regions. The principal applications of the information which is received from the AEROCAN network are twofold: to support atmospheric correction procedures applied to satellite remote sensing data and the development of an aerosol climatology over Canada. The paper presents an overview of the current state of the AEROCAN network. Difficulties encountered in transforming AEROCAN into an operational system are discussed.

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