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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 401–412

Adjustment of ocean color sensor calibration through multi-band statistics

Richard P. Stumpf and P. Jeremy Werdell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 401-412 (2010)

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The band-by-band vicarious calibration of on-orbit satellite ocean color instruments, such as SeaWiFS and MODIS, using ground-based measurements has significant residual uncertainties. This paper applies spectral shape and population statistics to tune the calibration of the blue bands against each other to allow examination of the interband calibration and potentially provide an analysis of calibration trends. This adjustment does not require simultaneous matches of ground and satellite observations. The method demonstrates the spectral stability of the SeaWiFS calibration and identifies a drift in the MODIS instrument onboard Aqua that falls within its current calibration uncertainties.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(010.1285) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric correction

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2009
Published: January 4, 2010

Richard P. Stumpf and P. Jeremy Werdell, "Adjustment of ocean color sensor calibration through multi-band statistics," Opt. Express 18, 401-412 (2010)

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