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Title: Development of a new image based atmospheric correction algorithm for aerosol optical thickness retrieval using the darkest pixel method
Authors: Themistocleous, Kyriacos
Chrysoulakis, Nektarios
Retalis, Adrianos
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G.
Scientific Field: Engineering & Technology
Scientific Field: Civil Engineering
Subjects: Radiative transfer
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Spie
Citation: Journal of applied remote sensing, 2012, Volume 6, Issue 1, Article Number 063538
Abstract: The problem of atmospheric intervention has received considerable attention from researchers in remote sensing who have developed a range of methods, either simple or sophisticated. The sophisticated methods require auxiliary information about the state of the atmosphere which is obtained either from standard databases or from simultaneous in-situ field measurements or by iterative techniques. It has been found that the darkest pixel atmospheric correction (DP) is one of the most effective atmospheric correction methods especially for visible spectral bands. The DP is the simplest and fully image-based correction method. The integrated use of the DP basic theory and the radiative transfer equation is implemented in this study. Indeed, this leads to the development of the proposed 'image-based atmospheric correction algorithm.' The proposed algorithm retrieves the aerosol optical thickness (AOT) only for areas with urban and maritime aerosols. The effectiveness of this algorithm is assessed by comparing the AOT values retrieved from the proposed 'image-based atmospheric correction algorithm' after applied to Landsat TM/ETM+ images with those measured in-situ both from MICROTOPS II hand-held sun photometer and the CIMEL sun photometer (AERONET). It has been found that the AOT values retrieved from the proposed algorithm were very close with those measured from the CIMEL sun photometer for the Limassol area in Cyprus
Type: Article
ISSN: 19313195
Rights: © 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Affiliation: National Observatory of Athens
Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics
Cyprus University of Technology
Journal type: peer reviewed
Country: Cyprus
Journal Type: Subscription
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