Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Research article
17 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 17 Jan 2018

Calibration of the DSCOVR EPIC visible and NIR channels using MODIS Terra and Aqua data and EPIC lunar observations

Igor V. Geogdzhayev and Alexander Marshak

Data sets

DSCOVR EPIC Level 1B dataset DSCOVR Earth Sensors science team

Short summary
The unique Earth view of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) orbiting at the point of equal attraction from the Earth and the Sun can significantly augment the low-orbit remote sensing of aerosols, clouds and gases. We derive the relationship between the digital counts and the reflected sunlight intensity for some EPIC channels using collocated Earth views from EPIC and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and EPIC moon views.