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7 May 2007 PM10 retrieval in urban area from space
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This study determined the relationship between in situ and remote sensing observation to derive an algorithm for PM10 mapping. The main objective of this study was to test the feasibility of using Landsat TM imagery captured on 17 January 2002 for PM10 mapping over Penang Island, Malaysia. A new algorithm was developed based on the aerosol characteristic for air quality estimation. The corresponding PM10 data were measured simultaneously with the acquisition of satellite scene for algorithm regression analysis. Accuracy of the retrieved surface reflectance values is very importance to determine the atmospheric component from the remotely sensed data. In this study, we computed the surface component properties by using ACTOR2 in the PCI Geomatica 9.1 image processing software. The proposed algorithm produced high correlation coefficient (R) and low root-mean-square error (RMS) between the measured and estimated PM10 values. A PM10 map was generated using the proposed algorithm. Finally, the created PM10 map was geometrically corrected and colour-coded for visual interpretation. This study indicated the usefulness of remotely sensed data for air quality studies using the proposed algorithm.
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H. S. Lim, M. Z. MatJafri, K. Abdullah, and N. Mohd. Saleh "PM10 retrieval in urban area from space", Proc. SPIE 6565, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XIII, 65651Z (7 May 2007);

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