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Research article
22 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 22 Jul 2015

MISR empirical stray light corrections in high-contrast scenes

J. A. Limbacher and R. A. Kahn

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We address mirroring, blurring, and background radiometric anomalies in the MISR standard Level 1 product empirically by comparing nadir-view near-infrared MISR with simultaneous MODIS images in high-contrast scenes. These anomalies affect aerosol optical depth and aerosol type results, especially over dark ocean scenes with broken cloud. We validate the corrections in all MISR channels by comparing multi-angle research retrievals with 1100 simultaneous surface sun photometer observations.