Solar radiation-based calibration of laboratory grade radiometers

Nik Anderson, Stuart Biggar, Kurt Thome, Nathan Leisso

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

15 Scopus citations


The Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at the University of Arizona Optical Sciences Center has been performing high accuracy laboratory calibration for over 20 years. This work has been done both in support of our work in vicarious calibration of space-borne and airborne imaging sensors and as a standalone means of achieving NIST-traceable radiometric calibration. The solar radiation-based calibration (SRBC) has in the past been a way for the RSG to verify calibration results and to achieve continued calibration of field-grade instruments. This paper presents multiple SRBC results for multiple laboratory-grade radiometers. These results are compared with laboratory calibrations and studied for their merit as a sole means of high-accuracy calibration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEarth Observing Systems XII
StatePublished - 2007
EventEarth Observing Systems XII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2007Aug 28 2007

Publication series

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


OtherEarth Observing Systems XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Radiometric calibration
  • Solar radiation-based calibration

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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