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Revised Landsat-5 TM radiometric calibration procedures and postcalibration dynamic ranges

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2 Author(s)
Chander, G. ; USGS/EROS Data Center, Sci. Applic. Int. Corp., Sioux Falls, SD, USA ; Markham, B.

Effective May 5, 2003, Landsat-5 (L5) Thematic Mapper (TM) data processed and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation System (EROS) Data Center (EDC) will be radiometrically calibrated using a new procedure and revised calibration parameters. This change will improve absolute calibration accuracy, consistency over time, and consistency with Landsat-7 (L7) Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data. Users will need to use new parameters to convert the calibrated data products to radiance. The new procedure for the reflective bands (1-5,7) is based on a lifetime radiometric calibration curve for the instrument derived from the instrument's internal calibrator, cross-calibration with the ETM+, and vicarious measurements. The thermal band will continue to be calibrated using the internal calibrator. Further updates to improve the relative detector-to-detector calibration and thermal band calibration are being investigated, as is the calibration of the Landsat-4 (L4) TM.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 11 )

Date of Publication:

Nov. 2003

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