8 February 2002 Early evaluation of ASTER emissivity products and its application to environmental and geologic studies
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Abstract
Land Surface Emissivity product is one of standard products generated from Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite launched in December 1999. This product is important for detailed lithologic mapping and precise land surface temperature determination. The accuracy of ASTER-derived emissivity is a function of various factors such as radiometric calibration of the instrument, assumptions used in a temperature-emissivity separation algorithm, and spatial temperature/material mixture in a pixel. In this study, the effects of spatial material mixture on ASTER-derived emissivity are investigated as one of the validation activities of this product. First, the mixture effects on ASTER-derived emissivity are evaluated through numerical simulations under various land surface material and temperature conditions. Also, at several sites including Cuprite, Nevada, ASTER-derived emissivity and airborne sensor-derived emissivity are compared. Applications of ASTER emissivity products to environmental and geologic studies will be also presented.
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Tsuneo Matsunaga, Yoriko Sawabe, Shuichi Rokugawa, Hideyuki Tonooka, Masao Moriyama, "Early evaluation of ASTER emissivity products and its application to environmental and geologic studies", Proc. SPIE 4486, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IX, (8 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455121; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.455121
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Infrared radiation

Thermography

Radiometry

Vegetation

Calibration

Data acquisition

Data conversion

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