AuthorHart, Quinn James, 1965-
AdvisorSlater, Philip N.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAbsolute radiometric calibrations of Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper satellite are improved with the inclusion of a method to invert optical depth measurements to obtain an aerosol particle size distribution and a non-lambertian surface reflectance model. Also, a program is developed to improve speed and standardization of the entire calibration procedure. The inverted size distributions can predict radiances varying from the previous jungian distributions by as much as 5 percent, though the reduction in the estimated error is less than one percent. An empirical model for the surface reflection of White Sands using a two-degree polynomial fit as a function of scattering angle was employed. The model reduced estimated errors in radiance predictions by up to one percent. Satellite calibrations dating from October, 1984 are reprocessed using the improved methods and a linear estimation of satellite counts per unit radiance versus time since launch is determined.