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Lithological discrimination using thermal inertia derived from Landsat TM data: a new algorithm proposed (TMTI)
Author(s): Enzo Pranzini; Gaia Righini
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Paper Abstract

The importance and the limits of the study of thermal inertia using Landsat TM data for lithological discrimination are here described. A new algorithm was developed to compute thermal inertia using monotemporal data, by combining values of the absorbed radiance (co- albedo) with those of the emitted radiance (thermal band), considering also bandwidths and calibration coefficients of the TM sensor. this algorithm was tested on a 1024 X 1024 pixel Landsat TM image concerning an area located in southwestern Angola where different rock types outcrop.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2320, Geology from Space, (30 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197297
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Enzo Pranzini, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Gaia Righini, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2320:
Geology from Space
Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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