23 December 1980 Use Of Thermal-Inertia Properties For Material Identification
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A knowledge of the thermal inertia of the Earth's surface can be used in geologic mapping as a complement to surface reflectance data as provided by Landsat. Thermal inertia, a body property, cannot be determined directly but can be inferred from radiation temperature measurements made at various times in the diurnal heating cycle, combined with a model of the surface heating processes. We have developed such a model and applied it along with temperature measurements made in the field and from satellite to determine thermal properties of surface materials. An example from a test site in western Nevada is used to illustrate the utility of this technique.
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John P. Schieldge, John P. Schieldge, Anne B. Kahle, Anne B. Kahle, Ronald E. Alley, Ronald E. Alley, Alan R. Gillespie, Alan R. Gillespie, } "Use Of Thermal-Inertia Properties For Material Identification", Proc. SPIE 0238, Image Processing for Missile Guidance, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959165; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959165

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