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Implementation of Electronic Crosstalk Correction to Terra PV LWIR Bands in Collection 6.1

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In support of the upcoming Collection 6.1 reprocess, MCST applied a correction for the electronic crosstalk (Xtalk) contamination in the Terra MODIS photovoltaic (PV) long-wave infrared (LWIR) bands 27-30. Using scheduled lunar observations, the correction coefficients are derived and applied to the on-board calibrator (OBC) data and Earth-view (EV) data to correct the L1B calibrated radiance for bands 27-30. This results in a significant reduction in the image striping and radiometric biases in the L1B data.  A more detailed summary of this implementation is attached below.

For more details on the algorithm, please refer to:

Wilson, T., A. Wu, A. Shrestha, X. Geng, Z. Wang, C. Moeller, R. Frey, and X. Xiong, "Development and Implementation of an Electronic Crosstalk Correction for Bands 27–30 in Terra MODIS Collection 6", Remote Sensing, vol. 9(6), issue 569, 2017.
Additional documentation can be made available upon request.