This unit is one of the basic lectures offered by HYPERedu and introduces the theoretical process chain of sensor forward simulation. In particular, the individual steps are explained as the signal undergoes a transformation from surface material reflectance via top of atmosphere radiance up to sensor DN (level-0 data), the raw product of real sensors.
This unit was originally published in January 2021. The revised version is accessible since February 2023.
How to cite this slide collection: Theres Kuester, Karl Segl (2021). Sensor Simulation – The propagation of the signal from the earth’s surface through the atmosphere to sensor data. HYPERedu, EnMAP education initiative, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences; originally published January 2021, revised February 2023.
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