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Asynchronous stereo height and motion estimation from multiple satellite images
Author(s): G. Garrett Campbell; James F. W. Purdom; Carol Vaughn
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Paper Abstract

A method has been developed to derive both height and motion from satellite images using a purely geometrical technique. This is a combination of using stereo to measure height by viewing cloud from two view point and using several images in time to measure motion of clouds. The method requires that the cloud be viewed from two or more different perspectives with at least two of the views being at different times. With the new method time coincidence is a disadvantage, and higher accuracy is obtained when all views are at different times. For height verification, improvements have been made in the cloud height by shadow method. Accuracies of better than 1 km height and 0.5 m/sec are typical of the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2812, GOES-8 and Beyond, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254059
Show Author Affiliations
G. Garrett Campbell, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
James F. W. Purdom, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Carol Vaughn, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2812:
GOES-8 and Beyond
Edward R. Washwell, Editor(s)

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