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TitleIn-flight absolute calibration of the Landsat-5 TM on the test site salar de uyuni
AuthorPonzoni, F J; Zullo, J, Jr; Lamparelli, R A C; Pellegrino, G Q; Arnaud, Y
SourceIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) vol. 42, no. 12, 2004 p. 2761-2766,
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20181472
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing
ProgramCanada Centre for Remote Sensing Divsion
AbstractIn Brazil, the increase of the application of quantitative approaches in the natural resources studies using remote sensing technology has required knowledge about the radiometric conditions of remote sensors as the Thematic Mapper (TM) and the Enhanced TM Plus, for instance. The establishment of a correlation between radiometric data and biophysical and geophysical ones has become a frequent need in the Brazilian remote sensing community, and it has increased the demand of calibration coefficients in order to transform digital numbers to physical values like radiance and reflectance. Since the China-Brazil Environmental Remote Sensing Satellite became a reality, the necessity to perform calibration campaigns increased significantly. Following Price and other researcher's suggestions, an in-flight absolute calibration of the Landsat-5 data was carried out in the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. It was only possible to determine calibration coefficients for bands TM2, TM3, and TM4 due to the saturation of band TM1 and surface moisture conditions that impacted the TM5 and TM7. The methodology applied here seemed to be sufficient to determine valid calibration coefficients for orbital sensors.

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