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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1913-1933, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1913-2019
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1913-1933, 2019
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Research article 26 Mar 2019

Research article | 26 Mar 2019

Radiometric calibration of a non-imaging airborne spectrometer to measure the Greenland ice sheet surface

Christopher J. Crawford et al.
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This paper presents laboratory and in-flight radiometric methods to calibrate and deploy a full-spectrum non-imaging airborne visible-to-shortwave infrared (VSWIR) spectrometer to measure polar ice sheet surface optical properties. Using an atmospheric radiative transfer model and coincident Landsat 8 multispectral image, this study concluded that it is possible to measure bright Greenland ice and dark bare rock/soil targets at an airborne remote sensing uncertainty of between 0.6 and 4.7.
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