Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS)
This Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ARBD) describes an algorithm used to retrieve information on the nature and properties of vegetated terrestrial surfaces from an analysis of Level 1B data to be generated by the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) of the European Space Agency (ESA) at the reduced spatial resolution. The algorithm is implemented as a spectral index (a set of formulae which transform calibrated spectral directional reflectances into a single numerical value. This document identifies the source of the input data, outlines the physical principles and mathematical background justifying this approach, describes the proposed algorithm, and lists the assumptions and limitations of this technique.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18137 EN (1998) 15pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from CCR Ispra
Record Number: 199910425 / Last updated on: 1999-03-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en