Welcome to S.A.L.S.A.

Our team focuses our activities on Remote Sensing, and Land surfaces and Agriculture Applications.
Our expertise is based, mainly, on calibration and validation of satellites products, atmospheric corrections and radiative transfer for science applications

Atmospheric Corrections


Satellite Products

Agriculture Monitoring

6S Code

Second Simulation of a Satellite Signal in the Solar Spectrum vector code

RT Codes

Radiative Transfer Codes comparison project


MODIS atmospheric correction group

Latest & Upcoming Events

AMS Annual Meeting 2022

AMS 102th Annual Meeting

23-27 January, 2022

American Meterological Society Virtual Meeting

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AGU Virtual Fall Meeting

13-17 December, 2021

AGU Virtual Fall Meeting

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AGU 2021 Banner from Official website

4th Sentinel 2 Validation Team virtual meeting, March, 15th-17th 2021

Eric Vermote (619) gave a presentation entitled “ACIX-II Atmospheric Correction Inter-Comparison Exercise II” and co-chaired the Level-2A Validation session.

6th Sentinel 3 Validation Team Virtual Meeting, December 15th-17th 2020

Vermote E. (619), Skakun S. (619/UMD), “Evaluation of the Sentinel 3 Synergy Surface Reflectance Product”

NASA Harvest Partner Roundtable, Webex, December 16, 2020

Vermote E. (619), Skakun S. (619/UMD), Franch B., “Winter wheat yield assessment and area estimation”

Latest Publication

Skakun, S. (619/UMCP), N.I. Kalecinski (619/UMCP), M.G. Brown, D.M. Johnson, E.F. Vermote (619), J.C. Roger (619/UMCP) and B. Franch, 2021. “Assessing within-Field Corn and Soybean Yield Variability from WorldView-3, Planet, Sentinel-2, and Landsat 8 Satellite Imagery”. Remote Sensing, 13(5), p.872.