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High-performance isotherm extraction for infrared satellite cloud image
Author(s): Zhengguang Liu; Bing Wu; Yong Liu; Yuan Liu
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Paper Abstract

The isotherm is an important feature of infrared satellite cloud images (ISCI), which can directly reveal substantial information of cloud systems. The isotherm extraction of ISCI can remove the redundant information and therefore helps to compress the information of ISCI. In this paper, an isotherm extraction method is presented. The main aggregate of clouds can be segmented based on mathematical morphology. T algorithm and IP algorithm are then applied to extract the isotherms from the main aggregate of clouds. A concrete example for the extraction of isotherm based on IBM SP2is described. Study of the result shows that this is a highly efficient algorithm. It can be used in feature extractions of infrared images for weather forecasts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4548, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Acquisition and Processing, (25 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441420
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Zhengguang Liu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Bing Wu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yong Liu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yuan Liu, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4548:
Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Acquisition and Processing
Qingxi Tong; Yaoting Zhu; Zhenfu Zhu, Editor(s)

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