Questions tagged [reflectance]

Reflectance is the ratio of incident flux and reflected flux from a surface

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What are the necessary correction/calibration on Landsat 8 imagery for land cover classification? [duplicate]

I downloaded calibrated/corrected Landsat 8 data (Level 2) from ESPA (https://espa.cr.usgs.gov/) to do land cover classification. But there are many corrections and calibrations can be done as listed ...
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Radiometric calibration of Sentinel-2 products

How can I calibrate Sentinel-2 products, to extract the reflectance? I've downloaded few Sentinel-2 products from https://scihub.copernicus.eu/s2/#/home, and opened them with SNAP but its radiometric ...
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Surface reflectance product - do I always need it?

There is a neat Surface Reflectance product of Landsat imagery. I know the difference between SR and raw products: SR presents calculated values, that are supposed to represent state of the Earth ...
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Landsat 8 - Reflectance Values

I downloaded some Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS C1 Level-1 images from EarthExplorer. I was hoping to get reflectance data out of the blue, green and red band; however, when I opened those images in ArcMap, the ...
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Landsat 8 reflectance calibration

I am calibrating my landsat data to reflectance with correction for sun angle. I just want to know if sun angle is computed as such θsin(sun_elev), where sun_elev is the sun elevation value specified ...