Landsat-4/5 Band 6 relative radiometry

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
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Relative radiometric responses for the thematic mapper (TM) band 6 data from Landsat-4 and Landsat-5 were analyzed, and an algorithm has been developed that significantly reduces the striping in Band 6 images due to detector mismatch. The TM internal calibration system as originally designed includes a DC restore circuit, which acts as a feedback system designed to keep detector bias at a constant value. There is a strong indication that the DC restore circuitry implemented in Band 6 does not function as it had been designed to. It operates as designed only during a portion of the calibration interval and not at all during acquisition of scene data. This renders the data acquired during the calibration shutter interval period virtually useless for correction of the individual responses of the four detectors in Band 6. It was observed and statistically quantified that the relative response of each of the detectors to the band average is stable over the dynamic range and throughout the lifetime of the instrument. This allows an alternate approach to relative radiometric correction of TM Band 6 images

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Landsat-4/5 Band 6 relative radiometry
Series title IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
DOI 10.1109/36.981362
Volume 40
Issue 1
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher IEEE
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 5 p.
First page 206
Last page 210
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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