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Algorithm for remote sensing of land surface temperature
Author(s): Sultan AlSultan; H. S. Lim; M. Z. MatJafri; K. Abdullah
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Paper Abstract

This study employs the developed algorithm for retrieving land surface temperature (LST) from Landsat TM over Saudi Arabia. The algorithm is a mono window algorithm because the Landsat TM has only one thermal band between wavelengths of 10.44-12.42 μm. The proposed algorithm included three parameters, brightness temperature, surface emissivity and incoming solar radiation in the algorithm regression analysis. The LST estimated by the proposed developed algorithm and the LST values produced using ATCORT2_T in the PCI Geomatica 9.1 image processing software were compared. The mono window algorithm produced high accuracy LST values using Landsat TM data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7114, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications II, 71140R (7 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800150
Show Author Affiliations
Sultan AlSultan, Qassim Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
H. S. Lim, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
M. Z. MatJafri, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
K. Abdullah, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7114:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications II
Gary W. Kamerman; Ove K. Steinvall; Keith L. Lewis; Thomas J. Merlet; Richard C. Hollins, Editor(s)

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