CalVal Important Literature

The tables below contain lists of references focussing on calibration/validation relevant subjects.

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General Topics

Author(s) Resource Title/Description
A. Huete et al. EO-1 Science Validation Work.
J. C. Price Radiometric calibration of satellite sensors in the visible and near infrared: History and outlook. REMOTE SENS. ENVIRON. 22, 3-9, 1987.
J.G. Yoe et al. Calibration and Validation of Satellite Sensors at NOAA/NESDIS/ORA: Summary of Methods and Recent Results.
J. B. Zielinski, M. S. Petrovskaya The possibility of the calibration/validation of the GOCE data with the balloon-borne gradiometer.
B. A. Franz et al. Sensor-independent approach to the vicarious calibration of satellite ocean color radiometry. Appl. Opt. 46, 5068-5082, 2007.
S.B. Hooker et al. Above-Water Radiometry in shallow coastal waters. Appl. Opt., 21, 4254-4268, 2004.
C. Mobley Estimation of the remote-sensing reflectance from above surface measurements. Appl. Opt., 38, 7442-7455, 1999.
A. Morel, B. Gentili Diffuse reflectance of oceanic waters, III. Implication of bidirectionality for the remote sensing problem. Appl. Opt., 35, 4850-4862, 1996.
A. Morel et al. Bidirectional reflectance of oceanic waters: Accounting for Raman emission and varying particle scattering phase function. Appl. Opt., 41, 6289-6306, 2002.
G. Zibordi et al. An autonomous abovewater system for the validation of ocean color radiance data. IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Rem. Sens., 42, 401-415, 2004.
G. Zibordi et al. A time-series of above-water radiometric measurements for coastal water monitoring and remote sensing product validation. IEEE Geoscience and Rem. Sens. Lett., doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2005.858486, 2005.
G. Thuillier et al. The Solar Spectral Irradiance From 200 to 2400 nm As Measured By The SOLSPEC Spectrometer From The ATLAS And EURECA Missions. Solar Physics, 214, 1-22, 2003.
Emma R. Woolliams


Author(s) Resource Title/Description
C.K. Shum et al. Validation of GOCE and GOCE/GRACE Data Products.
E. J. Milton, N. Fox and S. Mackin Calibration, Validation and the NERC Airborne Remote Sensing Facility.

IVOS (Infrared and Visible Optical Sensors)

Author(s) Resource Title/Description
L. Bourg, S. Delwart MERIS Instrument Calibration.
M. Dinguirard, P.N. Slater Calibration of Space-Multispectral Imaging Sensors: A Review. REMOTE SENS. ENVIRON. 68, 194-205, 1999.
R. Ryan et al. IKONOS spatial resolution and image interpretability characterization. REMOTE SENS. ENVIRON. 88, 37-52, 2003.
G. Chander Template for information regarding the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites CEOS WGCV IVOS Cal/Val sites.
G. Chander et al. Summary of current radiometric calibration coefficients for Landsat MSS, TM, ETM+,and EO-1 ALI sensors
M. Gianinetto, G. Lechi A new methodology for in-flight radiometric calibration of the MIVIS imaging sensor. ANNALS OF GEOPHYSICS, 49, No. 1, 2006.
M. Shimada et al. Calibration and Validation of the Ocean Color Version-3 Product from ADEOS OCTS. Journal of Oceanography, 54, 401-416, 1998
T. Takeo et al. Plans for Calibration/Validation and Processing of Research Products on Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS).
S. Saunier, C. Demange and P. Goryl PRISM - Final calibration/validation report.
D. Smith InterCalibration of AATSR and MERIS reflectances
D. Smith, C. Poulsen, and B. Latter Calibration Status of AATSR and MERIS Reflectance Channels
C. Donlon, P. Goryl Fiducial Reference Measurements (FRM) for Sentinel 3

Microwave Instruments

Author(s) Resource Title/Description
D.X. Kerola Calibration of Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) upper air brightness temperature measurements using a comprehensive radiative transfer model, Radio Sci., 41, 2006.
J.P. Boback et al. Satellite calibration and validation utilizing the Airborne Polarimetric Microwave Imaging Radiometer (APMIR). OCEANS, Proceedings of MTS/IEEE , Vol.1, 352- 354, 2005.
C.S. Watson Satellite altimeter calibration and validation using GPS buoy technology. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania, 2005.

SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar)

Author(s) Resource Title/Description
ASAR CalVal Team Quality Measurements Definition for ASAR Level 1 Products.
ESA Details of the ESA SAR transponders, necessary to use the transponders for external radiometric calibration and geometric calibration (Excel table).
ESA List of ASAR L0 products over the ASAR transponders (Excel table).