ACOLITE

ACOLITE bundles the atmospheric correction algorithms and processing software developed at RBINS (Royal Belgian Institute of Natual Sciences) for aquatic applications of metre and decametre satellite data, including Landsat (5/7/8) and Sentinel-2 (A/B). ACOLITE is in particular suited for processing of turbid waters and small inland water bodies, but can be used with reasonable success over clearer waters and land.

Acolite manual

This has been tested with  Landsat and  Sentinel-2.

ACOLITE should mask clouds, even subtle ones, so you can process scenes and get results for the cloud free portions.

This uses the default settings for ACOLITE.  If you want other changes, you should modigy the default settings file  in config\defaults.txt.

Web links


Set up ACOLITE, one time:

Set up anaconda, one time


Limits when Running ACOLITE

 ACOLITE L2W Parameters

 

Running ACOLITE from MICRODEM, obviously the preferred choice

Running ACOLITE from its GUI

Batch Running ACOLITE

Output

 

Table 1.  Sentinel-2 bands used by ACOLITE (some wavelengths differ slighlty from other sources)

Sentinel-2 Bands Central Wavelength (nm) Central Wavelength (Ám) Resolution (m)
Band 1 - Coastal aerosol 443 0.443 60
Band 2 - Blue 492 0.492 10
Band 3 - Green 560 0.56 10
Band 4 - Red 665 0.665 10
Band 5 - Vegetation Red Edge 704 0.704 20
Band 6 - Vegetation Red Edge 740 0.74 20
Band 7 - Vegetation Red Edge 783 0.783 20
Band 8 - NIR 833 0.833 10
Band 8A - NIR 865 0.865 20
Band 9 - Water vapour 945 0.945 60
Band 10 - SWIR - Cirrus 1373 1.373 60
Band 11 - SWIR 1614 1.614 20
Band 12 - SWIR 2202 2.202 20

 

ACOLITE Errors and Likely causes

Debugging ACOLITE


 

last revised 10/25/2021