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Remote sensing of clouds in field of view
Author(s): Xinping Zhang; Qingbo Zheng
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Paper Abstract

To the remote sensing devices on the satellite, there are often clouds in their field of view. From statistics, clouds usually cover about 40 percent of the earth surfaces. Most of the clouds will prevent signals in 0.3-3 micrometers from arriving the remote sensors except for thin cirrus. To those remote sensing devices or cameras aimed at getting signals from earth surface, they can only get some useless information at this time.Some research on the reflected spectrum of clouds and other main kinds of objects on earth surface is necessary to find an effective way to tell them apart. We make an analysis to the reflectance of clouds and other objects in this paper, then two spectral channels are chosen to give a judgement. A stand alone prototype device is also developed for this purpose.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3505, Imaging System Technology for Remote Sensing, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317837
Show Author Affiliations
Xinping Zhang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Qingbo Zheng, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3505:
Imaging System Technology for Remote Sensing
Mingzhi Wei; Xinjian Yi; Jianzhong Han; Fiodor F. Sizov, Editor(s)

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