iCor Sentinel-3 strange black and white output

Hi,
I’m getting some really weird results with iCor at the moment. It might be because it is not correctly installed, but I’m not sure how to fix that. This time it happened with Sentinel-3 but I’ve had the same problem with a Landsat-8 image.

All Output bands are identical and look exactly like this, so just black and white, no grey:

What I mean by not correctly installed is that it says “tool executable not found” in the external tools manager. I reinstalled and followed the instructions and still have that issue. I found some other topics here where people had the same issue but didn’t find any solutions. iCor worked for me before I updated SNAP to version 9 a few months ago.

EDIT:

I reran iCor with the same image to get the execution output and got a brand new error when I try to open the bands:
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Here is also the execution output. It’s a strange mix of backward and forward slashes, but there are no errors so I’m not sure that’s the issue? Sorry for the font I can’t seem to change it.

Summary

“C:\Program Files\VITO\iCOR\bin\Python36\python.exe” “C:\Program Files\VITO\iCOR\src\icor.py” --keep_intermediate false --cloud_average_threshold 0.23 --cloud_low_band B02 --cloud_low_threshold 0.2 --aot true --aerosol_type RURAL --aot_window_size 100 --simec false --bg_window 1 --aot_override 0.1 --ozone true --aot_override 0.1 --ozone_override 0.33 --watervapor true --wv_override 2.0 --water_band B18 --water_threshold 0.06 --output_file c:\Temp\S3A_OL_1_EFR____20220522T095902_20220522T100202_20220523T102824_0179_085_293_1980_PS1_O_NT_002_processed_3.tif --sensor S3 --apply_gains false --glint_cor false --inlandwater false --productwater false --keep_land false --keep_water false --project false --working_folder c:/Temp/ C:\Users\ete085\Sat_data\Sentinel-3\S3A_OL_1_EFR____20220522T095902_20220522T100202_20220523T102824_0179_085_293_1980_PS1_O_NT_002.SEN3\xfdumanifest.xml
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INFO: org.esa.snap.core.gpf.operators.tooladapter.ToolAdapterIO: Initializing external tool adapters
INFO: org.esa.s2tbx.dataio.gdal.GDALVersion: GDAL 3.1.4 found on system. JNI driver will be used.
INFO: org.esa.s2tbx.dataio.gdal.GDALVersion: Installed GDAL 3.1.4 set to be used by SNAP.
INFO: org.esa.snap.core.util.EngineVersionCheckActivator: Please check regularly for new updates for the best SNAP experience.
INFO: org.esa.s2tbx.dataio.gdal.GDALVersion: Installed GDAL 3.1.4 set to be used by SNAP.
INFO: org.esa.snap.core.gpf.operators.tooladapter.ToolAdapterIO: Initializing external tool adapters
INFO: org.esa.s2tbx.dataio.gdal.GDALVersion: GDAL 3.1.4 found on system. JNI driver will be used.
INFO: org.esa.s2tbx.dataio.gdal.GDALVersion: Installed GDAL 3.1.4 set to be used by SNAP.
INFO: org.esa.snap.core.util.EngineVersionCheckActivator: Please check regularly for new updates for the best SNAP experience.
INFO: org.esa.s2tbx.dataio.gdal.GDALVersion: Installed GDAL 3.1.4 set to be used by SNAP.
INFO: org.hsqldb.persist.Logger: dataFileCache open start
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parsing arguments
done
*icor installation folder C:\Program Files\VITO\iCOR*
*running icor for Sentinel3 …C:\Program Files\VITO\iCOR*
reading config C:\Program Files\VITO\iCOR/src/config/local_sentinel3_simec.ini
output path = c:\Temp\S3A_OL_1_EFR____20220522T095902_20220522T100202_20220523T102824_0179_085_293_1980_PS1_O_NT_002_processed_3.tif
iCOR temp folder : c:/Temp/icor_nnr588cw_proc
workflow = simec
image date/time stamp :: 2022-05-22T09:59:02.036880Z
setup lookup table for s3a and aerosol type rural
lut file location C:\Program Files\VITO\iCOR/bin/Sensor_Sentinel3/LUT/S3_large1O4_02102018.bin
using lut associated with config : ac_watcor_lut_s3a_rural
using responses associated with config : ac_response_curves_s3a
processing product with name : S3A_OL_1_EFR____20220522T095902_20220522T100202_20220523T102824_0179_085_293_1980_PS1_O_NT_002_SEN3
sensorname = s3a
process end
iCOR Atmospheric correction done for product : c:/Temp/icor_nnr588cw_proc/S3A_OL_1_EFR____20220522T095902_20220522T100202_20220523T102824_0179_085_293_1980_PS1_O_NT_002_SEN3_
Finished tool execution in 2954 seconds

This can happen if the “missing data” value is not being used. Check values for a few pixels. Typically, the white areas have reasonable data values and black areas are a large negative missing value code like -9999. You may need to enter a valid pixel expression in the band properties.

Please remember that others who encounter similar problems will find your post. For this reason you should careully follow the FAQ instructions. In particular, please include details of your OS and SNAP versions and whether all SNAP updates have been applied.

Thank you so much! That was the solution!

I don’t think I can edit my post anymore but I’m using Windows 10 and SNAP 9.0.0.