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Early evaluation of ASTER emissivity products and its application to environmental and geologic studies
Author(s): Tsuneo Matsunaga; Yoriko Sawabe; Shuichi Rokugawa; Hideyuki Tonooka; Masao Moriyama
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Paper Abstract

Land Surface Emissivity product is one of standard products generated from Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite launched in December 1999. This product is important for detailed lithologic mapping and precise land surface temperature determination. The accuracy of ASTER-derived emissivity is a function of various factors such as radiometric calibration of the instrument, assumptions used in a temperature-emissivity separation algorithm, and spatial temperature/material mixture in a pixel. In this study, the effects of spatial material mixture on ASTER-derived emissivity are investigated as one of the validation activities of this product. First, the mixture effects on ASTER-derived emissivity are evaluated through numerical simulations under various land surface material and temperature conditions. Also, at several sites including Cuprite, Nevada, ASTER-derived emissivity and airborne sensor-derived emissivity are compared. Applications of ASTER emissivity products to environmental and geologic studies will be also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4486, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IX, (8 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455121
Show Author Affiliations
Tsuneo Matsunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Yoriko Sawabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Shuichi Rokugawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hideyuki Tonooka, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)
Masao Moriyama, Nagasaki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4486:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IX
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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