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An effective method for the detection and removal of thin clouds from MODIS image
Author(s): Ruizhi Ren; Shuxu Guo; Lingjia Gu; Lang Wang; Xu Wang
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Paper Abstract

Cloud is one of common noises in MODIS remote sensing image. Because of cloud interference, much important information covered with cloud can't be obtained. In this paper, an effective method is proposed to detect and remove thin clouds with single MODIS image. The proposed method involves two processing-thin cloud detection and thin cloud removal. As for thin cloud detection, through analyzing the cloud spectral characters in MODIS thirty-six bands, we can draw the conclusion that the spectral reflections of ground and cloud are different in various MODIS band. Hence, the cloud and ground area can be separately identified based on MODIS multispectral analysis. Then, the region label algorithm is used to label thin clouds from many candidate objects. After cloud detection processing, thin cloud removal method is used to process each cloud region. Comparing with traditional methods, the proposed method can realize thin cloud detection and removal with single remote sensing image. Additionally, the cloud removal processing mainly aims to the cloud label region rather than the whole image, so it can improve the processing efficiency. Experiment results show the method can effectively remove thin cloud from MODIS image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7455, Satellite Data Compression, Communication, and Processing V, 74550Z (31 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825568
Show Author Affiliations
Ruizhi Ren, Jilin Univ. (China)
Shuxu Guo, Jilin Univ. (China)
Lingjia Gu, Jilin Univ. (China)
Lang Wang, Jilin Univ. (China)
Xu Wang, Jilin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7455:
Satellite Data Compression, Communication, and Processing V
Bormin Huang; Antonio J. Plaza; Raffaele Vitulli, Editor(s)

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