Estimating the irradiance spectrum from measurements in a limited number of spectral bands


Milton, E.J. and Rollin, E.M. (2006) Estimating the irradiance spectrum from measurements in a limited number of spectral bands. Remote Sensing of Environment, 100, (3), 348-355. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2005.10.016).

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Accurate measurement and characterisation of fluctuations in the irradiance environment is important for many areas of optical remote sensing. This paper describes a method of estimating spectral irradiance over the region 400 – 1000 nm from the radiance of a calibrated reference panel, measured in four narrow spectral bands (FWHM approx.10 nm). The reproducibility of the method was found to have an average root mean squared error of approximately 30 mWm-2nm-1 over the region 400 nm to 1000 nm when applied to spectra covering a range of clear sky conditions typical of mid-latitude temperate regions.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0034-4257 (print)
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Keywords: spectral irradiance, field spectroscopy, atmosphere, methodology, calibration
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 20413
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:10
Contact Email Address: e.j.milton@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/20413

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