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Summary of current radiometric calibration coefficients for Landsat MSS, TM, ETM+, and EO-1 ALI sensors

Remote Sensing of Environment

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DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2009.01.007

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Abstract

This paper provides a summary of the current equations and rescaling factors for converting calibrated Digital Numbers (DNs) to absolute units of at-sensor spectral radiance, Top-Of-Atmosphere (TOA) reflectance, and at-sensor brightness temperature. It tabulates the necessary constants for the Multispectral Scanner (MSS), Thematic Mapper (TM), Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), and Advanced Land Imager (ALI) sensors. These conversions provide a basis for standardized comparison of data in a single scene or between images acquired on different dates or by different sensors. This paper forms a needed guide for Landsat data users who now have access to the entire Landsat archive at no cost.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Summary of current radiometric calibration coefficients for Landsat MSS, TM, ETM+, and EO-1 ALI sensors
Series title:
Remote Sensing of Environment
DOI:
10.1016/j.rse.2009.01.007
Volume
113
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
893
Last page:
903
Number of Pages:
11