- Volume 17 Issue 3
We have performed the calculation of total radiances for the KOMPSAT-2 Multispectral Camera (MSC) using a radiative transfer model of MODTRAN and examined its results. To simulate four seasonal conditions in the model calculation, we used model atmospheres of mid-latitude winter and summer for calculations of January 15 and July 15, and US standard for April 15 and October 15, respectively. Orbital parameters of KOMPSAT-2 and the seasonal solar zenith angles were taken into account. We assumed that the meteorological range is the tropospheric aerosol extinction of 50 km and surface albedo is the global average of clear-sky albedo of 0.135. MSC contract values are found to be considerably greater in the MSC spectral range than the total radiances calculated with the above general conditions. It is also shown that the spectral behavior of model results with the constant surface albedo differs from the pattern of MSC contract values. From these results, it can be inferred that the forthcoming MSC images would be somewhat dark.
- Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. v.65 The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Barkstrom, B.R.
- NASA RP-1139 Spectral Reflectances of Natural Targets for Use in Remote Sensing Studies Bowker, D.E.;R.E. Davis;D.L. Myrick;K. Stacy;W.T. Jones
- Users guide to LOWTRAN 7, AFGL-TR-88-0177 Kneizys, F.X.;E.P. Shettle;L.W. Abreu;J.H. Chetwynd;G.P. Anderson;W.O. Gallery;J.E.A. Selby;S.A. Clough