Atmospheric effects on the NDVI - Strategies for its removal

Y. J. Kaufman, D. Tanré, B. N. Holben, B. Markham, Anatoly A Gitelson

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Abstract

The compositing technique used to derive global vegetation index (NDVI) from the NOAA-AVHRR radiances, reduces the residual effect of water vapor and aerosol on the NDVI. The reduction in the atmospheric effect is shown using a comprehensive measured data set for desert conditions, and a simulation for grass with continental aerosol. A statistical analysis of the probability of occurrence of aerosol optical thickness and precipitable water vapor measured in different climatic regimes is used for this simulation. It is concluded that for a long compositing period (e.g. 27 day), the residual aerosol optical thickness and precipitable water vapor is usually too small to be corrected for. For a 9 day compositing the residual average aerosol effect may be about twice the correction uncertainty. For Landsat-TM or EOS-MODIS data, the newly defined atmospherically resistant vegetation index (ARVI) is more promising than possible direct atmospheric correction schemes, except for heavy desert dust conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIGARSS 1992 - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Space Year: Space Remote Sensing
EditorsRuby Williamson, Tammy Stein
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1238-1241
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780301382
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Event12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 1992 - Houston, United States
Duration: May 26 1992May 29 1992

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume2

Other

Other12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 1992
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period5/26/925/29/92

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NDVI
Aerosols
aerosol
Water vapor
water vapor
precipitable water
vegetation index
desert
Advanced very high resolution radiometers (AVHRR)
atmospheric correction
EOS
AVHRR
Landsat thematic mapper
radiance
MODIS
simulation
Dust
Statistical methods
statistical analysis
removal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Kaufman, Y. J., Tanré, D., Holben, B. N., Markham, B., & Gitelson, A. A. (1992). Atmospheric effects on the NDVI - Strategies for its removal. In R. Williamson, & T. Stein (Eds.), IGARSS 1992 - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Space Year: Space Remote Sensing (pp. 1238-1241). [578402] (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.1992.578402

Atmospheric effects on the NDVI - Strategies for its removal. / Kaufman, Y. J.; Tanré, D.; Holben, B. N.; Markham, B.; Gitelson, Anatoly A.

IGARSS 1992 - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Space Year: Space Remote Sensing. ed. / Ruby Williamson; Tammy Stein. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 1992. p. 1238-1241 578402 (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); Vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kaufman, YJ, Tanré, D, Holben, BN, Markham, B & Gitelson, AA 1992, Atmospheric effects on the NDVI - Strategies for its removal. in R Williamson & T Stein (eds), IGARSS 1992 - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Space Year: Space Remote Sensing., 578402, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), vol. 2, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1238-1241, 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 1992, Houston, United States, 5/26/92. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.1992.578402
Kaufman YJ, Tanré D, Holben BN, Markham B, Gitelson AA. Atmospheric effects on the NDVI - Strategies for its removal. In Williamson R, Stein T, editors, IGARSS 1992 - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Space Year: Space Remote Sensing. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 1992. p. 1238-1241. 578402. (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.1992.578402
Kaufman, Y. J. ; Tanré, D. ; Holben, B. N. ; Markham, B. ; Gitelson, Anatoly A. / Atmospheric effects on the NDVI - Strategies for its removal. IGARSS 1992 - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Space Year: Space Remote Sensing. editor / Ruby Williamson ; Tammy Stein. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 1992. pp. 1238-1241 (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)).
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