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TitleRadiative transfer codes applied to hyperspectral data for the retrieval of surface reflectance
AuthorStaenz, K; Secker, J; Gao, B -C; Davis, C; Nadeau, C
SourceISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing vol. 57, no. 3, 2002 p. 194-203,
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20181329
PublisherElsevier BV
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing
ProgramCanada Centre for Remote Sensing Divsion
AbstractThe present investigation evaluates surface reflectance retrieved from Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) and Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (casi) data using the atmospheric radiative transfer (RT) codes: atmospheric removal program (ATREM), Canadian advanced modified 5S (CAM5S) and moderate atmospheric radiance and transmittance model (MODTRAN4). The retrieved surface reflectances were compared with ground-based reflectances acquired with a GER3700 spectroradiometer for a playa and canola target. The results showed that the best overall performance was achieved with MODTRAN4 (average relative error of 2.3%), followed by ATREM (3.6%) and CAM5S (4.2%). Major differences occur in the stronger gas absorption regions. At wavelengths unaffected by strong gaseous absorption, the performance was similar for the three RT codes even though ATREM and CAM5S make extensive use of analytical expressions and, therefore, have faster execution times.

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