Special Issue "Landsat-8 Sensor Characterization and Calibration"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2014).
Interests: radiometry performance and calibration
Interests: geolocation; geometric calibration satellite photogrammetry
Interests: radiometry performance; calibration and data processing
Landsat-8 (formerly LDCM) was launched on February 11, 2013. There are two new sensors on Landsat-8: the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). Unlike historically used whisk broom scanners (as on the ETM+ sensor on Landsat-7), these new sensors are examples of push broom technology. In addition to having new instruments that have their individual characteristics and calibrations, the change in sensor technology produces significant differences in data characteristics and quality. This Special Issue aims to provide the user community with a good understanding of the radiometric and geometric properties of the Landsat-8 instruments and their data. This understanding will enable the community to effectively use the data in conjunction with data from other earlier Landsat sensors.
For the Special Issue, we would like to encourage papers on the following topics:
- OLI Design
- OLI Spectral Characterization
- OLI Absolute Radiometric Calibration and Traceability
- OLI Radiometric Characterization
- OLI Radiometric Cross calibration
- OLI Spatial Performance Characterization
- OLI Geometric Characterization and Calibration
- TIRS Design
- TIRS Spectral Characterization
- TIRS Absolute Radiometric Calibration and Traceability
- TIRS Radiometric Characterization
- TIRS Radiometric Cross calibration
- TIRS Spatial Performance Characterization
- TIRS Geometric Characterization and Calibration
- Landsat-8 integrated data product geometric performance
- Landsat-8 Image Assessment System
Mr. Brian Markham
Mr. James C. Storey
Mr. Ron Morfitt
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