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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3358–3363

Intercalibration of infrared channels of polar-orbiting IRAS/FY-3A with AIRS/Aqua data

Geng-Ming Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3358-3363 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.003358


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Abstract

This work intercalibrated the infrared window channels 8 (12.47 μm), 9 (11.11 μm) and 19 (3.98 μm) of the InfraRed Atmospheric Sounder (IRAS) aboard the Chinese second generation polar-orbiting meteorological satellite FengYun 3A (FY-3A) with high spectral resolution data acquired by the Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS) aboard Aqua. A North Pole study area was selected according to the IRAS and AIRS’ viewing geometry. The IRAS/FY-3A L1 data and AIRS/Aqua 1B Infrared geolocated and calibrated radiances (AIRIBRAD) in July of 2008 were used in this work. A sub-pixel registration method was developed and applied to the IRAS and AIRS images to improve the intercalibration accuracy. The co-located measurement pairs were picked out with absolute Viewing Zenith Angle differences less than 5° (|ΔVZA|<5°), absolute Viewing Azimuth Angle differences less than 90° (|ΔVAA|<90°) and absolute time differences less than 15 min (|ΔT|<15’). The results reveal that the convolved AIRS/Aqua measurements are highly linearly related to the IRAS/FY-3A measurements with correlation coefficients greater than 0.93, and calibration discrepancies exist between IRAS and AIRS channels indeed. When the brightness temperatures in IRAS/FY-3A channels change from 230.0 K to 310.0 K, the AIRS-IRAS temperature adjustment linearly varies from −3.3 K to 1.7 K for IRAS/FY-3A channel 8, from −2.9 K to 2.6 K for IRAS/FY-3A channel 9, and from −5.3 K to 1.1 K for IRAS/FY-3A channel 19.

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OCIS Codes
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.4991) Remote sensing and sensors : Passive remote sensing

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2010
Published: February 2, 2010

Citation
Geng-Ming Jiang, "Intercalibration of infrared channels of polar-orbiting IRAS/FY-3A with AIRS/Aqua data," Opt. Express 18, 3358-3363 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-4-3358


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