Installation note

The preferred way to install, uninstall and update plug-ins is to use the VISAT module manager (Main menu -> Help -> Module Manager)

Alternatively, to install a plug-in, download its .jar file and copy it into the modules directory of your BEAM installation directory. The plug-in will be installed once you start VISAT. You can uninstall the plug-in simply by removing its .jar file from the directory again.

BEAM 4.9 plugins

AATSR Recalibration 1.2.1 (261 KB)

The purpose of the AATSR Recalibration processor is to perform appropriate nonlinearity and drift corrections on AATSR L1b products.

Algorithm: D. Smith from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Software: O.Danne, Brockmann Consult

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ASCII Product Reader-Writer 1.1.1 (20 KB)

Enables BEAM to read and write data products in an appropriate ASCII format.

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ATSR Cloud Stereo Matcher 0.10 (1 MB)

For the retrieval of geometric cloud-top height and the assessment of the co-registration error in ATSR data. The first utilises the Mannstein camera model to translate parallax into height, while the second uses clear views of land as ground control points to determine the presence and size of any shift between the nadir and the forward view. The documentation: User Manual

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BEAM Pixel Extraction Tool 1.0 (189 KB)

The BEAM Pixel Extraction Tool can be used to generate a CSV file from a given pixel location of specified products. It is implemented as a GPF operator.

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CHRIS/Proba Atmospheric Correction Tool 1.5.3 (140 KB)

The Atmospheric Correction Tool implements a surface reflectance retrieval algorithm. The method uses noise-corrected radiance images and probabilistic cloud masks as generated by the Cloud Masking Tool.

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CHRIS/Proba Atmospheric Correction Tool Lookup Table 1.5.3 (93 MB)

This module merely contains the CHRIS/Proba Atmospheric Correction Tool Lookup Table

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CHRIS/Proba Cloud Screening Tools 1.5.3 (462 KB)

This module provides two tools for CHRIS/Proba products:
  1. The Cloud Screening Tool is used to mask cloud and cloudy pixels in CHRIS images.
  2. The Extract Features Tool which is used to extract surface and atmospheric features from CHRIS images.

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CHRIS/Proba Geometric Correction Tool 1.5.3 (507 KB)

This module comprises the CHRIS/Proba Geometric Correction Tool.

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CHRIS/Proba Noise Reduction Tool 1.5.3 (2 MB)

The Noise Reduction Tool is used to remove the vertical striping in CHRIS images caused by the slit effect and a superposition of high frequency noise.

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CHRIS/Proba TOA Reflectance Computation Tool 1.5.3 (159 KB)

The TOA Reflectance Computation Tool computes TOA apparent reflectance from the top of atmosphere (TOA) radiance (radiometrically calibrated data).

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CHRIS/Proba Utilities 1.5.3 (141 KB)

This module bundles several CHRIS/Proba Utilities.

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ENVI Product Reader 1.1.1 (22 KB)

Enables BEAM to read data products in ESRI-ENVI format.

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FAPAR Processor 2.3 (57 KB)

A VISAT plug-in and stand-alone processor which computes the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) for MERIS Level-1b data and and/or Amorgos output.

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Flint Processor 1.1.2 (2 MB)

The MERIS/AATSR Glint Processor allows for the correction of the influence of the atmosphere and the specularly reflected solar radiation (sun glint) on radiance spectra measured with MERIS and/or AATSR.

Algorithms: R. Doerffer from GKSS Research Centre, C. Brockmann from Brockmann Consult, J. Fischer et al. from Free University of Berlin

Software: M.Peters/O.Danne of Brockmann Consult

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MERIS Bottom of Rayleigh Reflectance (BRR) Processor 2.3 (45 KB)

This processor computes the "Bottom of Rayleigh" Reflectance (BRR) from MERIS L1B products.

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MERIS Glint Correction 1.2.1 (1 MB)

The MERIS/AATSR Glint Processor allows for the correction of the influence of the atmosphere and the specularly reflected solar radiation (sun glint) on radiance spectra measured with MERIS and/or AATSR.

Algorithms: R. Doerffer from GKSS Research Centre, C. Brockmann from Brockmann Consult, J. Fischer et al. from Free University of Berlin

Software: M.Peters/O.Danne of Brockmann Consult

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MERIS ICOL Processor 2.7.4 (2 MB)

The purpose of the ICOL processor is to correct for the adjacency effect (increased radiance due to scattering and reflection of photons) in MERIS and Landsat TM L1B data.

The most important improvements of this new version of the processor ('ICOL+') are:

  • The algorithm has been extended for application over land and over case 2 waters
  • Clouds and sea ice are considered.
  • The processor can be used for both MERIS and Landsat TM L1B data.

Algorithm: R. Santer (LISE, France)

Software: O.Danne, M.Zuehlke, T.Storm (Brockmann Consult)

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MERIS L1b Radiometry Processor 1.0.1 (17 MB)

Performs radiometric corrections on MERIS L1b data products.

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MERIS L2 auxiliary data 1.2 (47 MB)

This modules contains auxiliary data for the BRR, SDR and ICOL processors. It originates from the MERIS L2 processor.

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MERIS Surface Directional Reflectance (SDR) Processor 2.3 (159 KB)

This processor computes the Surface Directional Reflectance (SDR) from MERIS L1B products.

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MERIS Vegetation Processors 2.0.5 (430 KB)

A set of three VISAT plug-ins and stand-alone processors:

  • BAER - computes the Aerosol Optical Thickness, the Angstrom coefficient and generates atmospherically corrected reflectances in 13 channels over land from MERIS Level-2 data
  • TOA-VEG - computes the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR), the fCover, the LAI and the LAI chlorophyll content product from MERIS Level-1b data
  • TOC-VEG - computes the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR), the fCover, the LAI and the LAI chlorophyll content product from MERIS Level-2 data

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Authors: F. Baret of INRA, Wolfgang v. Hoyningen Huene of Uni Bremen, C. Castillon of Noveltis

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MERIS/(A)ATSR Snow Properties 1.1.3 (4 MB)

The purpose of the MERIS/(A)ATSR Snow Properties processor is to compute quantities such as snow temperature, emissivity, snow grain size and snow pollution from colocated MERIS and AATSR L1b products.

Algorithm: A. Kokhanovsky (IUP Bremen, Germany) / R.Preusker, J. Fischer (WeW, FU Berlin)

Software: O.Danne, Brockmann Consult

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MERIS/AATSR Synergy Aerosol Retrieval 1.2.2 (2 MB)

This module provides the aerosol retrieval and atmospheric correction within the MERIS/AATSR Synergy Toolbox.

The MERIS/AATSR Synergy Toolbox provides processing schemes for improved cloud screening, global aerosol retrieval and land atmospheric correction using the combined multi-spectral and multi-angle information from geo-located and geo-registered MERIS and AATSR measurements.

Algorithms: P. North et al. from Swansea University, J. Fischer et al. from Free University of Berlin, L. Gomez-Chova et al. from University of Valencia

Software: O.Danne/R.Quast of Brockmann Consult, L.Gomez-Chova of University of Valencia, A.Heckel of Swansea University

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MERIS/AATSR Synergy Cloud Screening 1.2.2 (1 MB)

This module provides the cloud screening within the MERIS/AATSR Synergy Toolbox.

The MERIS/AATSR Synergy Toolbox provides processing schemes for improved cloud screening, global aerosol retrieval and land atmospheric correction using the combined multi-spectral and multi-angle information from geo-located and geo-registered MERIS and AATSR measurements.

Algorithms: P. North et al. from Swansea University, J. Fischer et al. from Free University of Berlin, L. Gomez-Chova et al. from University of Valencia

Software: O.Danne/R.Quast of Brockmann Consult, L.Gomez-Chova of University of Valencia, A.Heckel of Swansea University

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MERIS/AATSR Synergy Core 1.2.2 (1 MB)

This module provides core functionalities for the MERIS/AATSR Synergy Toolbox.

The MERIS/AATSR Synergy Toolbox provides processing schemes for improved cloud screening, global aerosol retrieval and land atmospheric correction using the combined multi-spectral and multi-angle information from geo-located and geo-registered MERIS and AATSR measurements.

Algorithms: P. North et al. from Swansea University, J. Fischer et al. from Free University of Berlin, L. Gomez-Chova et al. from University of Valencia

Software: O.Danne/R.Quast of Brockmann Consult, L.Gomez-Chova of University of Valencia, A.Heckel of Swansea University

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MERIS/AATSR Synergy Preprocessing 1.2.2 (96 KB)

This module is the preprocessing part of the MERIS/AATSR Synergy Toolbox, i.e., a colocated MERIS/AATSR product is generated from the original L1b input products.

The MERIS/AATSR Synergy Toolbox provides processing schemes for improved cloud screening, global aerosol retrieval and land atmospheric correction using the combined multi-spectral and multi-angle information from geo-located and geo-registered MERIS and AATSR measurements.

Algorithms: P. North et al. from Swansea University, J. Fischer et al. from Free University of Berlin, L. Gomez-Chova et al. from University of Valencia

Software: O.Danne/R.Quast of Brockmann Consult, L.Gomez-Chova of University of Valencia, A.Heckel of Swansea University

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MetOp-AVHRR Product Reader 1.5.2 (39 KB)

A BEAM product reader for the METOP AVHRR Level-1b format. This plug-in has been developed by Brockmann Consult under contract to EUMETSAT in order to support the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS).

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OFEW Decisiontree 1.1.2 (19 KB)

An internal component of the OFEW project for image classification based on a decision tree.

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OFEW Tools 1.0.3 (36 KB)

Landsat atmospheric correction and classification tool for the OFEW project (german UI only).

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QAA IOP Processor 1.0.2 (82 KB)

This BEAM module allows the retrieval of inherent optical properties (IOPs) for coastal and open ocean waters for MERIS.

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SMOS Discrete Global Grid 2.1.2 (39 MB)

This module provides the mapping between the SMOS Discrete Global Grid and VISAT image pixels.

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SMOS Land/Sea Mask 2.1.2 (4 MB)

This module provides the static land/sea mask mapped to BEAM image pixels.

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SMOS Product Reader 2.1.3 (1 MB)

The SMOS Product Reader provides the capability of reading data products acquired by ESA's SMOS mission; supported products are: L1C Browse, L1C Science, L2 SM, L2 OS as well as SMOS auxiliary data for LAI, ECMWF, VTEC-C, and VTEC-P.

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SMOS UI Components 2.1.3 (2 MB)

This module provides several UI components suited for visual inspection and analysis of data products acquired by ESA's SMOS mission.

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WeW Water Processor 1.2.8 (117 KB)

A VISAT plug-in and stand-alone processor which makes use of MERIS Level-1b TOA radiances in the bands 1-7, 9-10 and 12-14 in order to retrieve case II water properties and atmospheric properties above case II waters.

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