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CEOS visualization environment (COVE) tool for intercalibration of satellite instruments

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

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DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2235841

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Abstract

Increasingly, data from multiple instruments are used to gain a more complete understanding of land surface processes at a variety of scales. Intercalibration, comparison, and coordination of satellite instrument coverage areas is a critical effort of international and domestic space agencies and organizations. The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Visualization Environment (COVE) is a suite of browser-based applications that leverage Google Earth to display past, present, and future satellite instrument coverage areas and coincident calibration opportunities. This forecasting and ground coverage analysis and visualization capability greatly benefits the remote sensing calibration community in preparation for multisatellite ground calibration campaigns or individual satellite calibration studies. COVE has been developed for use by a broad international community to improve the efficiency and efficacy of such calibration planning efforts, whether those efforts require past, present, or future predictions. This paper provides a brief overview of the COVE tool, its validation, accuracies, and limitations with emphasis on the applicability of this visualization tool for supporting ground field campaigns and intercalibration of satellite instruments.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
CEOS visualization environment (COVE) tool for intercalibration of satellite instruments
Series title:
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
DOI:
10.1109/TGRS.2012.2235841
Volume
51
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
IEEE
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
7 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
First page:
1081
Last page:
1087