On June 23, 2021, ASTER Level 1A Reconstructed Unprocessed Instrument (AST_L1A) Product Generation Executables (PGE) were updated to allow the application of radiometric calibration coefficients (RCC) from Version 4 to 5. This change will only impact Visible and Near Infrared (VNIR) bands 1-3 for day-time scenes. The citation for the journal article describing the details for RCC V5 is listed below.
Tsuchida, S., Yamamoto, H., Kouyama, T., Obata, K., Sakuma, F., Tachikawa, T., Kamei, A., Arai, K., Czapla-Myers, J.S., Biggar, S.F., and Thome, K.J., 2020, Radiometric Degradation Curves for the ASTER VNIR Processing Using Vicarious and Lunar Calibrations: Remote Sensing, v. 12, no. 3, at https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12030427.
The following higher level products derived from ASTER L1A will be generated with this updated data input.
Higher level ASTER products can be ordered through NASA’s Earthdata Search.
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