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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 2620–2623

Recorded radiance indices for vegetation monitoring using NOAA AVHRR data; atmospheric and other effects in multitemporal data sets

Michael J. Duggin and Dana Piwinski  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 2620-2623 (1984)

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Work is reported in which a series of cloud-free portions of digital imagery obtained over the Great Plains area of the U.S.A. by the NOAA advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) throughout the crop growing season were examined in order to study date-dependent and scan-angle-dependent variations in recorded radiance in each sensor channel. Combinations of radiance recorded in different channels (vegetative indices; VINs) were also studied. The problem of atmospheric variation between acquisitions is discussed and some suggestions are made for work which may further improve cloud screening procedures and which may result in vegetation indices which are less affected by atmospheric effects.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 18, 1983
Published: August 1, 1984

Michael J. Duggin and Dana Piwinski, "Recorded radiance indices for vegetation monitoring using NOAA AVHRR data; atmospheric and other effects in multitemporal data sets," Appl. Opt. 23, 2620-2623 (1984)

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