Surface reflectance is the amount of light reflected by the surface of the earth. It is a ratio of surface radiance to surface irradiance, and as such is unitless, and typically has values between 0 and 1. The Surface Reflectance (SR) Product is derived from the standard Planet Analytic (Radiance) Product and is processed to top of atmosphere reflectance and then atmospherically corrected to (bottom of atmosphere or) surface reflectance. Planet uses the 6S atmospheric radiative transfer model with ancillary data from MODIS to account for atmospheric effects on the observed signal at the sensor for the PlanetScope Dove constellation.
Articles in this section
- What are the product bundles available with Planet?
- How to exclude images taken early in the morning via API and Planet Explorer?
- Understand different Parameters in metadata file
- What is the positional accuracy of Basemaps?
- Where Can I Find information on TOAR (Top of Atmosphere Reflectance)
- What changes will be made to the imagery products (as described in Product Specification)?
- What can I do with surface reflectance product?
- Why Planet surface reflectance product uses 6S atmospheric radiative transfer model?
- What does the “ground_control” field in the metadata signify?
- Do you provide Relative Spectral Response Curves (RSRs) for your satellites?