Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 54–61 | Cite as

On the accuracy and operation speed of RTM algorithms for atmospheric correction of satellite images in the visible and UV ranges

  • V. V. Belov
  • M. V. Tarasenkov
Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Underlying Surface


Algorithms for retrieving the reflection coefficient of the Earth’s surface from satellite measurement data are proposed. They permit one to take into account the main components of the radiation forming the Earth’s surface image with different degrees of accuracy. The algorithms include solving the radiative transfer equation by use of the theory of linear systems, the Monte Carlo method, approximation formulas, and the image isoplanarity criterion. The algorithms were validated based on numerical experiments and comparisons with calculation results obtained by other authors.


Reflection Coefficient Oceanic Optic Satellite System Atmospheric Correction Radiative Transfer Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Belov
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. V. Tarasenkov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Zuev Institute of Atmospheric OpticsSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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