A New Model Atmosphere was constructed for the area of Southern Greece in an effort to support atmospheric correction of satellite sensor images. The impact of the New Model Atmosphere on incident solar radiation was examined using the MODTRAN radiative transfer code to calculate spectral transmittances at the surface. Results were compared to the respective spectral transmittances as these resulted from the use of the 1976 U.S. Standard Atmosphere in the MODTRAN radiative transfer code. Significant differences in transmittance calculations in the spectral region from 0·8 to 1·0μm, around 6·0 μm, and from 8·45 to 12μm were observed, indicating potential errors in the atmospheric (radiometric) correction of satellite sensor images.
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