Atmospheric Correction Parameter Calculator

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Enter the parameters for which you wish calculate atmospheric transmission and upwelling radiance:

Year: Month: Day:
GMT Hour: Minute:

+ is North, - is South
+ is East, - is West
  Use atmospheric profile for closest integer lat/long help
  Use interpolated atmospheric profile for given lat/long help

  Use mid-latitude summer standard atmosphere for upper atmospheric profile help
  Use mid-latitude winter standard atmosphere for upper atmospheric profile help

  Use Landsat-8 TIRS Band 10 spectral response curve
  Use Landsat-7 Band 6 spectral response curve
  Use Landsat-5 Band 6 spectral response curve
  Output only atmospheric profile, do not calculate effective radiances

Optional: Surface Conditions
(If you do not enter surface conditions, model predicted surface conditions will be used.
If you do enter surface conditions, all four conditions must be entered.)

Altitude (km): Pressure (mb):
Temperature (C): Relative Humidity (%):

Results will be sent to the following address:

Reference: Barsi, J.A., J.L. Barker, J.R. Schott. An Atmospheric Correction Parameter Calculator for a Single Thermal Band Earth-Sensing Instrument. IGARSS03, 21-25 July 2003, Centre de Congres Pierre Baudis, Toulouse, France.

Reference: Barsi, J.A., J.R. Schott, F.D. Palluconi, S.J. Hook. Validation of a Web-Based Atmospheric Correction Tool for Single Thermal Band Instruments. Earth Observing Systems X, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5882, August 2005, San Diego, CA.

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