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Satellite thermal-infrared imagery and geographic information system in monitoring lake temperature distribution
Author(s): Sun F. Shih
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Paper Abstract

The High Resolution Picture Transmission (HRPT) and Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometers were the primary sources of satellite data used in this study. Several models were developed to convert the gray-level digital numbers of the satellite imagery into temperature values. The satellite-derived temperatures, which were stored in a geographic information system database, were well correlated with ground-truth temperature measurements. The results of this study indicated that the APT data is useful for lake temperature estimation as compared with the HRPT data. In other words, both HRPT and APT data are capable of being converted into lake surface temperature with acceptable accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2345, Optics in Agriculture, Forestry, and Biological Processing, (6 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198877
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Sun F. Shih, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2345:
Optics in Agriculture, Forestry, and Biological Processing
George E. Meyer; James A. DeShazer, Editor(s)

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