Pre-Meeting Workshop

Monday, June 18 | 8:30 a.m.

Workshop Option 1

Basics and Applications of Spectroradiometry

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of radiometry, radiometric properties of sources and detectors, reflectance properties of materials, applications of spectroradiometric techniques, and measurement uncertainties.

The basic concepts will be illustrated with applied spectroradiometric measurement examples from the NIST calibration services and from the NIST short courses. The intended audiences of the tutorial are scientists, engineers, and technicians engaged in spectroradiometric measurements.

Howard W. Yoon, NIST

Howard Yoon is a Physicist in the Sensor Science Division at NIST. He is also the US national representative for radiation thermometry on the Consultative Committee for Thermometry at the BIPM and has authored or coauthored over 125 technical publications, mostly in the areas of spectroradiometry and radiation thermometry. He has 3 US patents in the area of spectroradiometry. He has twice won the NIST Astin award for measurement science and was also the recipient of the Department of Commerce silver medal for scientific achievement. He is the organizer of the popular NIST Short Course on Spectroradiometry. He received his Ph.D. in solid-state physics specializing in the area of optical spectroscopy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Workshop Option 2

Vicarious Calibration and Validation

Vicarious methods of observing earth ground sites from earth orbit have been continuously improved over the years and have become a powerful tool for calibration, validation, and trending of satellite electro-optical sensors. This year’s workshop will discuss three aspects of vicarious methods. They are (1) Reflectance-Based Vicarious Calibration providing an overview of Reflectance-Based Vicarious Field Campaigns, Cross-Calibration Method, and Evaluation of Uncertainties, (2) Marine Optical Buoy (MOBY) and its Use in Ocean Color Vicarious Calibration which will describe the difficulties involved with satellite ocean color measurements and the importance of vicarious calibration and (3) PICS Sites for Vicarious Calibration which will cover the history and use of Pseudo Invariant Calibration Sites (PICS) for satellite calibration and recent PICS results.

Morakot Kaewmanee, South Dakota State University

Morakot Kaewmanee has been involved with Thailand’s earth observation satellite (Thaichote) managing data acquisition and production system and image quality control from 2008-2011 (GISTDA-Thailand Space Agency). She came to South Dakota State University as a visiting scientist in 2012. She has been employed as an Imaging Engineer I for the IP Lab since 2015. She has various research interests in utilizing PICS as a calibration source, developing algorithm to improve satellite trending analysis. She has an M.S. in Spatial Information System in Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and a B.S. in Land Information (Surveying) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

Dr. Cibele Teixeira Pinto, South Dakota State University

Cibele Teixeira Pinto received a B.S degree in mathematics in 2008, and the M.S and Ph.D. degree in remote sensing from National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in 2011 and 2016, respectively. Currently, she works at South Dakota State University Image Processing Laboratory (SDSU IP Lab) as an Imaging Engineer. She also works as an instructor of the SDSU IP Lab graduate courses. Her interest in radiometric calibration started in 2006, halfway through her undergraduate studies because of a science initiation program. During her Ph.D., she and two of her advisors were the first to perform the radiometric calibration on the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite 4 (CBERS-4). Her current research interests include vicarious radiometric calibration, inter-calibration of satellite instruments and the analysis of the inherent uncertainties propagation involved in the calibration process.

Dr. Kenneth J. Voss, University of Miami

Kenneth Voss is a Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Miami. He has been working in Ocean and Atmospheric Optics for over 30 years. He is currently the lead PI on the Marine Optical Buoy (MOBY) project, the primary source of in-situ data for vicarious calibration of ocean color satellite instruments. He is the author or co-author of over 90 peer – reviewed publications and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Texas A&M University.