DEVELOPMENT OF SCHEME FOR THE ATMOSPHERIC CORRECTION OF LANDSAT-8 OLI DATA
In the present study, a physics based method called Scheme for Atmospheric Correction of Landsat-8 (SACLS8) is developed for the Operational Land Imager (OLI) sensor of Landsat-8. The Second Simulation of the Satellite Signal in the Solar Spectrum Vector (6SV) radiative transfer model is used in the simulations to obtain the surface reflectance. The surface reflectance derived using the SACL8 scheme is validated with the in-situ measurements of surface reflectance carried out at the homogeneous desert site located in the Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India. The results are also compared with Landsat-8 surface reflectance standard data product over the same site. The good agreement of results with high coefficient of determination (R 2 > 0.94) and low root mean square error (of the order of 0.03) with in-situ measurement values as well as those obtained from the Landsat-8 surface reflectance data establishes a good performance of the SACLS8 scheme for the atmospheric correction of Landsat-8 dataset.