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TM/LANDSAT thermal image unmixing
Author(s): Boris Zhukov; Dieter Oertel; Manfred Lehner
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Paper Abstract

The multi-sensor multi-resolution technique (MMT) is applied to unmix a TM/LANDSAT-5 thermal image of a typical agricultural scene using higher-resolution images in the reflective TM channels. The technique allows to retrieve the mean thermal radiance for the multispectral classes which can be recognized in the higher-resolution reflective images. As a result, the unmixed thermal image can be restored with the pixel size of 30 m and merged with the reflective images for combined data analysis. Moving-window processing, as well as low-pass correction are used to reduce the effect of mixing the thermal features which can not be recognized in the reflective images. The accuracy of the technique is tested by comparing the unmixed TM thermal image with the airborne thermal images of the same scene, which were obtained by the DAIS-7915 imaging spectrometer shortly after the LANDSAT-5 fly-by, as well as with on- ground temperature measurements. The technique can be applied for unmixing thermal images of multi-resolution sensors in the near-future spaceborne Earth observation missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3071, Algorithms for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery III, (4 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280587
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Boris Zhukov, DLR (Germany)
Dieter Oertel, DLR (Germany)
Manfred Lehner, DLR (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3071:
Algorithms for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery III
A. Evan Iverson; Sylvia S. Shen, Editor(s)

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