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Abstract

Evidence from a very strong and rare case of sunglint in a NOAA-11 AVHRR image is used to show that a problem exists in the on-board signal processing of channel 3. This problem, associated with targets of high reflectivity and/or temperature, causes erroneous indication of digital counts (DN) and calculated brightness temperatures for near-saturation ranges in channel 3 images. The explanation proposed, a spurious conversion of the sensor signal to DNs, fits observations of sunglint and fire detection data in AVHRR images of the NOAA-series satellites which could not otherwise be explained.

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Authors: SETZER A W, JRC Ispra (IT);VERSTRAETE M M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 15 (1994) No. 3, pp. 711-718
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