Online resource for Earth-observing satellite sensor calibration

J. McCorkel, Jeffrey S Czapla-Myers, K. Thome, B. Wenny

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1 Scopus citations


The Radiometric Calibration Test Site (RadCaTS) at Railroad Valley Playa, Nevada is being developed by the University of Arizona to enable improved accuracy and consistency for airborne and satellite sensor calibration. Primary instrumentation at the site consists of ground-viewing radiometers, a sun photometer, and a meteorological station. Measurements made by these instruments are used to calculate surface reflectance, atmospheric properties and a prediction for top-of-atmosphere reflectance and radiance. This work will leverage research for RadCaTS, and describe the requirements for an online database, associated data formats and quality control, and processing levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEarth Observing Systems XX
EditorsJames J. Butler, Xiaoxiong Xiong, Xingfa Gu
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417739
StatePublished - 2015
EventEarth Observing Systems XX - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2015Aug 13 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherEarth Observing Systems XX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • RadCaTS
  • Suomi NPP
  • intercalibration
  • online database
  • radiometric calibration
  • sensor networks

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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