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Teillet, P.M., Markham, B.L. and Irish, R. (2006) Landsat Cross-Calibration Based on Near Simultaneous Imaging of Common Ground Targets. Remote Sensing of Environment, 102, 264-270.

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  • TITLE: Sentinel-2 MSI Radiometric Characterization and Cross-Calibration with Landsat-8 OLI

    AUTHORS: Shuang Li, Sangram Ganguly, Jennifer L. Dungan, Weile Wang, Ramakrishna R. Nemani

    KEYWORDS: Sentinel-2, Landsat 8, Radiometric Calibration, Simultaneous Nadir Observation

    JOURNAL NAME: Advances in Remote Sensing, Vol.6 No.2, June 26, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Near-nadir observations by the Multispectral Instrument (MSI) onboard the Sentinel-2 and the Operational Land Imager (OLI) onboard Landsat 8 were collected during two Simultaneous Nadir Overpasses (SNO). Multispectral images with 10, 20, and 30 m resolution from a spatially uniform area in the Saharan desert were acquired for direct comparison of MSI and OLI Top- Of-Atmosphere (TOA) reflectances. This paper presents an initial radiometric cross-calibration of the 8 corresponding spectral bands of the Sentinel-2 MSI and Landsat 8 OLI sensors. With the well-calibrated Landsat 8 OLI as a reference, the comparison indicates that 6 MSI bands are consistent with OLI within 3% in terms of spectral band adjustment factors Bi . The Near-Infra-Red (NIR) and cirrus bands are exceptions. They yield radiometric differences on the order of 8% and 15% respectively. Cross-calibration results show that the radiometric difference of the 7 corresponding bands are consistent to OLI within 1% or better, except on cirrus band. A pixel-by-pixel match between the MSI and OLI observations for different land covers showed that. This initial study suggests that the red-edge band B8A of MSI can be used to replace the NIR band B08 when conducting vegetation monitoring.