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GSICS Quarterly Newsletters

Mitch Goldberg (GSICS Executive Panel Chair), Larry Flynn (GCC Director), Lori Brown, and the press crew at the GCC proudly present the GSICS Quarterly. GSICS Quarterly is a newsletter designed to communicate GSICS activities to all GSICS members and partners, as well as to satellite data users and policy makers.

Spring 2020 GSICS Quarterly Newsletter
Volume 14, Number 1

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Special Issue on Copernicus Sentinel-2


Zoltan Szantoi (EC/JRC), Valentina Boccia (ESA), and Carine Quang (CS Group)


Copernicus Sentinel-2 Mission: Calibration and Validation activities
By Valentina Boccia (ESA) and Zoltan Szantoi (European Commission/JRC)

Copernicus Sentinel-2 Mission Overview
By Ferran Gascon (ESA)

Sentinel-2 radiometric calibration: Stability overview for both Sentinel-2 MSI-A and MSI-B sensors
By Bruno Lafrance and Ouahid Aznay (CS-Group)

Absolute Calibration of the viewing frames: prediction models utilization for Sentinel-2B
By Alice Chambrelan and Dimitra Touli Lebreton (Airbus Defence and Space)

Copernicus Sentinel-2 Level-1 Radiometric assessment Using four Independent Vicarious Cal/Val Methods
By Bahjat Alhammoud (ARGANS Ltd, UK)

Long-term monitoring of the absolute geolocation of Sentinel-2 satellites
By Marion Neveu Van Malle and François Guyot (Thales Alenia Space)

Sentinel-2 L2A Surface Reflectance Product compared with Reference Measurements on Ground
By Bringfried Pflug (DLR) and Jérôme Louis (Telespazio France)

Towards harmonization of multi-sensor time series: radiometric Top-of-Atmosphere reflectance consistency assessment
By Sindy Sterckx and Erwin Wolters (Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VITO)

News in This Quarter

The new Copernicus digital elevation model
By Peter Strobl (European Commission/JRC)


EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 2020 Cancelled
By Tim Hewison (EUMETSAT)

GSICS-Related Publications

Article citation format example:

Chen, Yong, Likun Wang, Fuzhong Weng, and Changyong Cao. "Reprocessing of S-NPP CrIS Sensor Data Records and Impacts on Radiometric and Spectral Long- term Accuracy and Stability." GSICS Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Sept. 2017): 10-12. DOI: 10.7289/V5R78CFR.

Newsletter Reviewers:

Newsletter editorial team:

  • Manik Bali, Editor
  • Lawrence E. Flynn, Reviewer
  • Lori K. Brown, Tech Support
  • Paolo Cornacchia, Tech Support
  • FangFang Yu, US Correspondent
  • Tim Hewison, European Correspondent
  • Yuan Li, Asian Correspondent

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