Absolute radiometric calibration of the thematic mapper

P. N. Slater, S. F. Biggar, R. G. Holm, Y. Mao, J. M. Palmer, B. Yuan

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The results are presented of five in-flight absolute radiometric calibrations, made in the period July 1984 to November 1985, at White Sands, New Mexico, of the solar reflective bands of the Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper (TM). The 23 bandcalibrations made on the five dates show a ± 2.8% RMS variation from the mean as a percentage of the mean.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Nov 25 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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