Published on 17 August 2017
When you look at a satellite image, although you may not see it, every pixel in the image is subtly contaminated by the atmosphere. If you want to derive quantitative information or study evolutions through a series of satellite images, it is essential that the atmospheric disturbance is removed and the object surface reflectance is retrieved before any other analysis is made. iCOR does just that, and it is based on years of experience in the field at VITO Remote Sensing.
The atmospheric correction software, iCOR (previously known as OPERA), is now available to the broad user community through the ESA Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP) for the atmospheric correction of Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 data.
By implementing iCOR in SNAP, researchers can test iCOR for their own study areas and experiment with the different functionalities the new tool has to offer. The iCOR SNAP plug-in can be freely downloaded.
Read all about this free software over on the VITO blog.