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SCIAMACHY radiometric calibration

Lieuwe Tilstra(1) and Piet Stammes(1)

(1) Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Wilhelminalaan 10, 3732 GK Utrecht, Netherlands


We investigated certain aspects of the quality of the radiometric calibration of the satellite instrument SCIAMACHY, and find that there are errors in the radiometric calibration of SCIAMACHY. To be more specific: the reflectance of the level-1 product shows errors ranging from 10 to 20 percent, depending on wavelength. This result is confirmed by other sources as well, and may be relevant for people interested in the quality of SCIAMACHY level-1 data.


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Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry