spectral striping

Non-uniform detector-to-detector variations that are due to different spectral responses of the adjacent detectors. Spectral striping is rarely considered a problem within a single band of an instrument because filters that cover all the detectors of a band are chosen for their homogeneity. However, spectral striping is a serious problem when trying to cross-calibrate two imagers because there is not a way to remove the differences with a single radiometric correction IF there are real differences in the spectral bands and real differences in the target, including the atmosphere. Also see cross-calibration and relative spectral response. (Source: Dr. John Barker)

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