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VIIRS Publications


    Cao, Changyong


    Peer reviewed:

  • Cao, Changyong, Y. Bai, W. Wang, J. Choi, "Radiometric Inter-Consistency of VIIRS DNB on Suomi NPP and NOAA-20 from Observations of Reflected Lunar Lights over Deep Convective Clouds", Remote Sens. 2019, 11(8), 934; doi: 10.3390/rs11080934
  • Cao, Changyong, (Book Ed.), 2017, "Calibration/Validation of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometers and Applications", edited, MDPI publisher, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-03842-318-8
  • Cao, Changyong, W. Wang, S. Blonski, B. Zhang, 2017, "Radiometric Traceability Diagnosis and Bias Correction for the Suomi NPP VIIRS longwave infrared bands during blackbody unsteady states", Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol:123,Pages 5285-5297,DOI: 10.1002/2017JD026590
  • Cao, Changyong, Bai, Y., 2014, "Quantitative Analysis of VIIRS DNB Nightlight Point Source for Light Power Estimation and Stability Monitoring", Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 11915-11935.
  • Cao, Changyong, F. DeLuccia, X. Xiong, R. Wolfe, F. Weng, 2014, "Early On-orbit Performance of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) Satellite", IEEE Trans. on Geosci. and Remote Sens., DOI:10,1109/TGRS.2013.2247768. Vol. 52, Issue 2, Pages 1142 - 1156.
  • Cao, Changyong, X. Xiong, S. Blonski, Q. Liu, S. Uprety, X. Shao, Y. Bai, and F. Weng, 2013, "Suomi NPP VIIRS Sensor Data Record Verification, Validation and Long Term Performance Monitoring", Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, Vol. 118, Issue 20, pages 11,664-11,678.
  • Cao, Changyong, X. Shao, S. Uprety, 2013, "Detecting Light Outages After Severe Storms Using the Suomi-NPP/VIIRS Day Night Band Radiances", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2262258.
  • Liu, Quanhua, C. Cao, and F. Weng, 2013, "Striping in the Suomi NPP VIIRS Thermal Bands through Anisotropic Surface Reflection", Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 30, pp. 2478-2487, DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00054.1.

  • Choi, Taeyoung


    Peer reviewed:

  • Choi, Taeyoung, Changyong Cao, Slawomir Blonski, Wenhui Wang, Sirish Uprety, Xi Shao, "NOAA-20 VIIRS Reflective Solar Band Post launch Calibration Updates Two Years In orbit," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.(Accepted for publications in 2020)
  • Choi, Taeyoung, Xi Shao, Slawomir Blonski, Changyong Cao, "On-orbit NOAA-20 VIIRS Solar Diffuser Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function and Screen Transmittance Characterization Using Yaw Maneuvers and Regular On-orbit SDSM Data" International Journal of Remote Sensing (IJRS). (Accepted for publications in 2020)
  • Choi, Taeyoung, and Changyong Cao. 2019. "S-NPP VIIRS On-Orbit Calibration Coefficient Improvements with Yaw Maneuver Reanalysis." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 57 (10):7460-5. doi: 10.1109/tgrs.2019.2913502.
  • Choi, Taeyoung, Xi Shao, Changyong Cao, "On-orbit Radiometric Calibration of Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands using the Moon and Solar Diffuser", Appl Opt (2018), 57 (32):9533-42. doi: 10.1364/AO.57.009533 (Selected as an Editors Choice).
  • Choi, Taeyoung, Xi Shao, Changyong Cao, Fuzhong Weng, "Radiometric Stability Monitoring of the Suomi NPP Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Reflective Solar Bands Using the Moon," Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 15.
  • Conference proceedings:

  • Choi, Taeyoung, Xi Shao, and Changyong Cao. 2019. "NOAA-20 VISIBLE INFRARED IMAGING RADIOMETER SUITE (VIIRS) ON-ORBIT BAND-TO-BAND REGISTRATION ESTIMATION FOR REFLECTIVE SOLAR BAND (RSB) USING SCHEDULED LUNAR COLLECTIONS." In IGARSS, edited by IEEE. Yokohama, Japan.
  • Choi, Taeyoung, Xi Shao, Slawomir Blonski, Wenhui Wang, Sirish Uprety, and Changyong Cao. 2019. "NOAA-20 VIIRS initial
    on-orbit radiometric calibration using scheduled lunar observations." In Earth Observing Systems XXIV.
  • Choi, Taeyoung, S. Blonski, C. Cao, " Initial on-orbit radiometric calibration of the NOAA-20 VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands," Proc. SPIE Earth Observing Systems XXIII, Vol. 10764, 2018
  • Choi, Taeyoung, X. Shao, S. Blonski, C. Cao, " Improving NOAA 20 VIIRS screen transmittance and solar diffuser BRF estimation from both Yaw maneuver and regular on-orbit data," Proc. SPIE Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, Vol. 10785, 2018
  • Choi, Taeyoung, Junqiang Sun, Bin Zhang, Zhuo Wang, Changyong Cao, Fuzhong Weng, Menghua, Wang, "Suomi-NPP VIIRS initial reprocessing improvements and validations in the reflective solar bands (RSBs)", Proc. SPIE, Earth Observing Systems XXII, 6-10, August, 2017, San Diego, USA.
  • Choi, Taeyoung, Changyong Cao, Fuzhong Weng, "Radiometric Stability Monitoring of the S-NPP VIIRS Ocean Color Bands Using The Moon", International Symposium on Remote Sensing (ISRS) April, 20-24, 2016, Jeju, S. Korea.
  • Choi, Taeyoung, Changyong Cao, Fuzhong Weng, "S-NPP VIIRS thermal emissive band gain correction during the blackbody warm-up-cool-down cycle", Proc. SPIE 9972, Earth Observing Systems XXI, 99721J (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236995; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2236995
  • Choi, Taeyoung, NOAA, College Park, MD; and C. Cao, N. Sun, and F. Weng, "Suomi-NPP VIIRS Recalibration in the Reflective Solar Bands and Day Night Band." 21st Conference on Satellite Meteorology, AMS, August 14-19, 2016, Madison, WI, USA.
  • Choi, Taeyoung, Changyong Cao, Fuzhong Weng, "S-NPP VIIRS on-orbit Band to Band Registration Estimation using the Moon," AGU, December 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, CA.
  • Choi, Taeyoung, Changyong Cao, Fuzhong Weng, "Analysis of VIIRS TEB noise using solar diffuser measurements", Proc. SPIE 9607, Earth Observing Systems XX, 960723 (8 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2188386; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2188386

  • Datla, Raju

  • Datla, Raju, Shao, X.; Cao, C.; Wu, X. Comparison of the Calibration Algorithms and SI Traceability of MODIS, VIIRS, GOES, and GOES-R ABI Sensors. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 126.

  • Gu, Yalong

  • Gu, Yalong, S. Uprety, S. Blonski, B. Zhang, and C. Cao, "Improved algorithm for determining the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Day/Night Band high-gain stage dark offset free from light contamination," Appl. Opt. 58, 1400 - 1407 (2019).

  • Shao, Xi


    Peer reviewed:

  • Shao, Xi, T. Liu, X. Xiong, C. Cao, T. Choi and A. Angal, "Surface Roughness-Induced Spectral Degradation of Multi-Spaceborne Solar Diffusers Due to Space Radiation Exposure," in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 57, no. 11, pp. 8658-8671, Nov. 2019.
  • Shao, Xi, Cao, C.; Liu, T.-C. Spectral Dependent Degradation of the Solar Diffuser on Suomi-NPP VIIRS Due to Surface Roughness-Induced Rayleigh Scattering. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 254.
  • Qiu, Shi, Shao, X., Cao, C. Y., Uprety, S., & Wang, W. H. (2017). "Assessment of straylight correction performance for the VIIRS Day/Night Band using Dome-C and Greenland under lunar illumination." International journal of remote sensing, 38(21), 5880-5898.
  • Qiu, Shi, Shao, X., Cao, C., & Uprety, S. (2016). "Feasibility demonstration for calibrating Suomi-National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite day/night band using Dome C and Greenland under moon light." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 10(1), 016024-016024.
  • Conference proceedings:

  • Shao, Xi, Taeyoung J. Choi, Changyong Cao, Tung-Chang Liu, Slawomir Blonski, Sirish Uprety, Bin Zhang, "Physical modeling of NOAA-20 VIIRS solar diffuser stability monitor sun view screen transmittance", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 11127, 111271R (2019).
  • Shao, Xi, Changyong Cao, Tung-Chang Liu, Sirish Uprety, Bin Zhang, Wenhui Wang, Slawomir Blonski, "Characterization and correction of stray light for NOAA-20 VIIRS day/night band", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 10781, 107810H (2018).
  • Shao, Xi, Tung-Chang Liu, Sirish Uprety, Wenhui Wang, Bin Zhang, Changyong Cao, "A light contamination ranking index-based method for automating VIIRS day/night band stray light correction", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 10764, 107641I (2018)
  • Shao, Xi, Changyong Cao, Xiaoxiong Xiong, Tung-Chang Liu, Bin Zhang, Sirish Uprety, "Orbital variations and impacts on observations from SNPP, NOAA 18-20, and AQUA sun-synchronous satellites", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 10764, 107641U (2018)
  • Shao, Xi, C. Cao, B. Zhang, Y. Bai, X. Wu and F. Yu, "Comparison of Suomi-NPP VIIRS and HIMARWARI-8 AHI MWIR observations for hot spot and heat island studies," 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Beijing, 2016, pp. 1954-1957. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7729503
  • Shao, Xi, Changyong Cao, Bin Zhang, Shi Qiu, Chris Elvidge, Michael Von Hendy, "Radiometric calibration of DMSP-OLS sensor using VIIRS day/night band", in Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization III, Xiaoxiong Xiong; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 9264 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2014), 92640A.
  • Shao, Xi, C. Cao, and S. Uprety, Vicarious calibration of S-NPP/VIIRS day-night band, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8866, Earth Observing Systems XVIII, James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editors, 88661S, DOI: 10.1117/12.2023412, 2013.

  • Uprety, Sirish


    Peer reviewed:

  • Uprety, Sirish, Cao, C., Gu, Y., Shao, X., Blonski, S., & Zhang, B. (2019). "Calibration Improvements in S-NPP VIIRS DNB Sensor Data Record Using Version 2 Reprocessing." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 57, no. 12, pp. 9602-9611, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2019.2927942.
  • Uprety, Sirish, Cao, C., & Blonski, S. (2017). "Retrospective analysis of Suomi NPP VIIRS radiometric bias for reflective solar bands due to operational calibration changes." International journal of remote sensing, 37(22), 5472-5489.
  • Uprety, Sirish and Cao, C., (2016). "Radiometric Comparison of 1.6-um CO2 Absorption Band of Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) TANSO-FTS with Suomi-NPP VIIRS SWIR Band." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(7), pp.1443-1453.
  • Uprety, Sirish, & Cao, C. (2015). "Suomi NPP VIIRS reflective solar band on-orbit radiometric stability and accuracy assessment using desert and Antarctica Dome C sites." Remote Sensing of Environment, 166, 106-115.
  • Uprety, Sirish, C. Cao, X. Xiong, S. Blonski, A. Wu, and X. Shao, (2013). "Radiometric Inter-comparison between Suomi NPP VIIRS and Aqua MODIS Reflective Solar Bands using Simultaneous Nadir Overpass in the Low Latitudes." Journal of Oceanic and Atmospheric Technology (JTech), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00071.1.

  • Wang, Wenhui


    Peer reviewed:

  • Wang, Wenhui, C. Cao, A. Ignatov, X. Liang, Z. Li, L. Wang, B. Zhang, S. Blonski, and J. Li, "Improving the Calibration of Suomi NPP VIIRS Thermal Emissive Bands during Blackbody Warm-Up/Cool-Down," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 1977-1994, 2019.
  • Wang, Wenhui, C. Cao, and S. Blonski, "A New Method for Characterizing NOAA-20/S-NPP VIIRS Thermal Emissive Bands Response Versus Scan Using On-Orbit Pitch Maneuver Data," Remote Sensing, vol. 11, no. 13, p. 1624, 2019.
  • Wang, Wenhui, and C. Cao, "NOAA-20 VIIRS DNB Aggregation Mode Change: Prelaunch Efforts and On-Orbit Verification/Validation Results," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, pp. 1-9, 2019.
  • Wang, Wenhui, C. Cao, Y. Bai, S. Blonski, and M. A. Schull, "Assessment of the NOAA S-NPP VIIRS geolocation reprocessing improvements," Remote Sensing, vol. 9, no. 974, 2017.
  • Wang, Wenhui, and C. Cao, "Monitoring the NOAA operational VIIRS RSB and DNB calibration stability using monthly and semi-monthly deep convective clouds time series," Remote Sensing, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 32, 2016.
  • Wang, Wenhui, and C. Cao. "DCC Radiometric Sensitivity to Spatial Resolution, Cluster Size, and LWIR Calibration Bias Based on VIIRS Observations." J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 32(1): 48-60, 2015.

  • Zhang, Bin


    Peer reviewed:

  • Wang, Likun, D. Tremblay, B. Zhang and Y. Han, 2016. Fast and Accurate Collocation of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Measurements with Cross-track Infrared Sounder. Remote Sensing, 8(1), 76, doi: 10.3390/rs8010076
  • Conference proceedings:

  • Zhang, Bin, Changyong Cao, Sirish Uprety, Xi Shao, 2018, "NOAA-20 VIIRS radiometric band saturation evaluation and comparison with Suomi NPP VIIRS using global probability distribution function method," Proc. SPIE 10764, Earth Observing Systems XXIII, 107641Q, 8 pp, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2321971
  • Zhang, Bin and C. Cao, "A preliminary study of aggregating VIIRS I3 to generate M10 for adding a future water vapor band," 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Beijing, 2016, pp. 3017-3020.
  • Wang, Likun, B. Zhang, D. Tremblay, and Y. Han (2017), Improved scheme for Cross-track Infrared Sounder geolocation assessment and optimization, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 519-536, doi:10.1002/2016JD025812.

  • Bai, Yan


    Conference proceedings:

  • Bai, Yan, C. Cao, and X. Shao and B. Zhang, "Validating the VIIRS Day/Night Band geolocation accuracy at different scan angles with terrain correction", 2016 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference.
  • Bai, Yan, C. Cao, and X. Shao, "Assessment of scan-angle dependent radiometric bias of Suomi-NPP VIIRS day/night band from night light point source observations, Proceedings of SPIE Earth Observation Systems", 2015. Proceedings Volume 9607. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187119
  • Bai, Yan, C. Cao, and X. Shao, "Monitoring Suomi-NPP VIIRS Day/Night band stability using bridge lights",. 2015 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference.

  • Blonski, Slawomir


    Peer reviewed:

  • Blonski, Slawomir and C. Cao, "Suomi NPP VIIRS reflective solar bands operational calibration reprocessing", Remote Sensing 7 (2015) 16131-16149, DOI: 10.3390/rs71215823

  • Conference proceedings:

  • Blonski, Slawomir, W. Wang, and C. Cao, "Post-launch evaluation and improvements of NOAA-20 VIIRS geolocation accuracy", Proc. SPIE 10785 (2018) 1078518, DOI: 10.1117/12.2325176
  • Blonski, Slawomir and C. Cao, "Near-nadir scan overlap in Earth observations from VIIRS and MODIS", Proc. SPIE 10423 (2017) 1042312, DOI: 10.1117/12.2278440
  • Blonski, Slawomir and C. Cao, "Reprocessing VIIRS sensor data records from the early SNPP mission", Proc. SPIE 10000 (2016) 1000015, DOI: 10.1117/12.2241423
  • Blonski, Slawomir and C. Cao, "Trade study of substituting VIIRS M10 with aggregated I3 to enable addition of a water vapor channel", Proc. SPIE. 9972 (2016) 99721M, DOI: 10.1117/12.2235938
  • Blonski, Slawomir, C. Cao, X. Shao, and S. Uprety, "VIIRS reflective solar bands calibration changes and potential impacts on ocean color applications", Proc. SPIE 9111 (2014) 911106, DOI: 10.1117/12.2053315
  • Blonski, Slawomir, C. Cao, "Monitoring and predicting rate of VIIRS sensitivity degradation from telescope contamination by tungsten oxide", Proc. SPIE 8739 (2013) 87390D, DOI: 10.1117/12.2016008