Cross-comparison of the IRS-P6 AWiFS sensor with the L5 TM, L7 ETM+, & Terra MODIS sensors

By: , and 



As scientists and decision makers increasingly rely on multiple Earth-observing satellites to address urgent global issues, it is imperative that they can rely on the accuracy of Earth-observing data products. This paper focuses on the crosscomparison of the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS-P6) Advanced Wide Field Sensor (AWiFS) with the Landsat 5 (L5) Thematic Mapper (TM), Landsat 7 (L7) Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), and Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors. The cross-comparison was performed using image statistics based on large common areas observed by the sensors within 30 minutes. Because of the limited availability of simultaneous observations between the AWiFS and the Landsat and MODIS sensors, only a few images were analyzed. These initial results are presented. Regression curves and coefficients of determination for the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) trends from these sensors were generated to quantify the uncertainty in these relationships and to provide an assessment of the calibration differences between these sensors. ?? 2009 SPIE.
Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Cross-comparison of the IRS-P6 AWiFS sensor with the L5 TM, L7 ETM+, & Terra MODIS sensors
DOI 10.1117/12.830502
Volume 7474
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher SPIE
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 74740Z
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Conference Title Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII
Conference Location Berlin, Germany
Conference Date Aug 31-Sep 3, 2009
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
Additional publication details