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AVIRIS data calibration information: Oquirrh and East Tintic mountains, Utah

Open-File Report 2002-200

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Abstract

The information contained herein pertains to the original reflectance calibration derived solely from the Saltair beach site on the shores of Great Salt Lake.  The reflectance data derived from this calibration becomes markedly affected by residual absorptions due to atmospheric water vapor and carbon dioxide within short horizontal and vertical distances from the calibration site due to the presence of what is believed to be a distinct microclimate by the lake.  Subsequent to the development of this web site, a new reflectance calibration was derived which mitigated these effects.  Reflectance spectra of bright areas of known composition in the East Tintic Mountains, far from Great Salt Lake, were sampled from the calibrated high altitude AVIRIS data cubes and edited, or "polished," to identify artifacts related to residual absorptions of atmospheric gases, particulates, and sensor noise.  The subtle artifacts identified in this way were incorporated into the multiplier spectra derived from the original calibration site, generating new multiplier spectra that were used to re-calibrate the ATREM- and path radiance-corrected cubes to reflectance.  This process generated a reflectance calibration customized for the Oquirrh/East Tintic Mountain region.


Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
AVIRIS data calibration information: Oquirrh and East Tintic mountains, Utah
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2002-200
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Country:
United States
State:
Utah