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calibration (cal): The process of determining values and accuracies to sensor parameters allowing a comparison of sensor measurements with reference values.

calibration data: In remote sensing, measurements pertaining to the spectral or geometric characteristics of a sensor or radiation source.

campaign: Realization of several surveys within a given time period.

channel: A channel is the abundance of data containing one spectral sensitive wavelength range of the sensor acquired during a specific time period and represents a two dimensional array of data with a spatial and time dimension.

COPAL: COmmunity heavy-PAyload Long endurance instrumented aircraft for tropospheric research in environmental and geo-sciences.

COPERNICUS: Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation.

coverage: Total area of the Earth surface that can potentially be mapped within a given time frame.

cross-calibration: The comparison of one sensor to another sensor on different aircraft.

characterization: The process of determining parameters of a sensor or sensor system necessary to operate it in a given environment and interpret its measurements.


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