A comparison study of atmospheric radiometric calibration methods for aerial thermograms

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dc.contributor.advisor Schott, John
dc.contributor.advisor Brouwer, Willem
dc.contributor.advisor Granger, Edward
dc.contributor.author Byrnes, A. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-23T18:42:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-23T18:42:12Z
dc.date.issued 1983-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/15390
dc.description.abstract A comparison study was conducted to evaluate limitations of several atmospheric calibration techniques, including: Angular, Profile, and spectrally corrected and uncorrected LOWTRAN. To accomplish this, a thermal mapper was flown over a shoreline where water surface temperatures were measured coincidentally by a ground crew. The thermogram derived observed radiances were corrected using each of the atmospheric calibration methods so that ground surface temperatures could be predicted. The R.M.S. errors of these ground temperature predictions indicated that all calibration techniques yielded similar results at 1000-foot altitude. The error remained constant for the Profile and LOWTRAN calibration techniques to 6000-foot altitude, but the Angular results singularly indicated a pronounced altitude dependence in ground temperature prediction errors to 6000-foot altitude. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Atmospheric calibration en_US
dc.subject Atmospheric transmission en_US
dc.subject Calibration en_US
dc.subject Thermal radiation en_US
dc.subject Thermogram en_US
dc.subject Thesis en_US
dc.subject.lcc TR810.B93 1983
dc.subject.lcsh Aerial photography en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thermography en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Infrared photography en_US
dc.title A comparison study of atmospheric radiometric calibration methods for aerial thermograms en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Imaging Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.description.department School of Photographic Arts and Sciences en_US

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