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Scene To Scene Radiometric Normalization Of The Reflected Bands Of The Landsat Thematic Mapper
Author(s): William J Volchok; John R Schott
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Paper Abstract

A technique for radiometric normalization of images of the same area acquired on different dates is discussed. The technique accounts for illumination and atmospheric variations between the scenes. Statistical analysis of segmented scene elements is used to generate band by band transformation functions. Examples are presented where Thematic Mapper subscenes (512 x 512 pixels) from 1982 and 1984 are normalized for each reflective band. Analysis of the transformed images indicates that the residual radiometric error after the transform is of the order of one reflectance value. Examples of the utility of the technique for change detection, environmental assessment, and as a general preprocessing technique for scene classification and analysis are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0660, Earth Remote Sensing Using the Landsat Thermatic Mapper and SPOT Sensor Systems, (25 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938562
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William J Volchok, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
John R Schott, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0660:
Earth Remote Sensing Using the Landsat Thermatic Mapper and SPOT Sensor Systems
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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