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Larry Leigh

Larry Leigh


Director Image Processing Lab

Office Building

Daktronics Engineering Hall



Mailing Address

Daktronics Eng Hall 173
Imaging Center-Box 2222
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Larry Leigh started as a graduate student in the SDSU Image Processing Lab in 1999. He went on to become a full-time researcher in 2003, and now he is the Assistant Director of the Lab.


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, SDSU

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, SDSU

Area(s) of Research

Vicarious Calibration of Orbital Imaging platforms via field work and atmospheric measurement at the time of overpass
Atmospheric Compensation of satellite based measurements to correct for the optical distortions caused by viewing the surface of the Earth from space

Global processing of the world, using cloud computing platforms, such as Google Earth Engine, to develop new and novel global scale calibration techniques

UAV and Satellite applications that support precision agriculture

Applications of Research

Pinto, C. T., Ponzoni, F. J., Castro, R., Leigh, L., Kaewmanee, M., Aaron, D., & Helder, D. (2016). Evaluation of the uncertainty in the spectral band adjustment factor (SBAF) for cross-calibration using Monte Carlo simulation. Remote Sensing Letters 7(9), 837-846.

Pinto, C., Ponzoni, F., Castro, R., Leigh, L., Mishra, N., Aaron, D., & Helder, D. (2016). First in-flight radiometric calibration of MUX and WFI on-board CBERS-4. Remote Sensing 8, 405. doi: 10.3390/rs8050405

Wenny, B., Helder, D., Hong, J., Leigh, L., Thome, K., Reuter, D. (2015). Pre- and post-launch spatial quality of the Landsat 8 thermal infrared sensor. Remote Sensing 7, 1962-1980. doi: 10.3390/rs70201962

Mishra, N., Haque, M., Leigh, L., Aaron, D., Helder, D., & Markham, B. (2014). Radiometric Cross Calibration of Landsat 8 operational land imager (OLI) and Landsat 7 enhanced thematic mapper plus (ETM+). Remote Sensing, 6, 12619-12638. doi: 10.3390/rs61212619.

Czapla-Myers, J., McCorkel, J., Anderson, N., Thome, K., Biggar, S., Helder, D., Aaron, D., Leigh, L., & Mishra, N. (2015). The Ground-based absolute radiometric calibration of Landcast 8 OLI. Remote Sensing 7, 600-626. doi: 10.3390/rs70100600.


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