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24 October 2007 Image-based method for noise estimation in remotely sensed data
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This paper describes the application of the geostastistical method to quantify noise from a compact airborne spectrograhic imager (CASI) data set. Estimation of noise contained within a remote sensing image is essential in order to quanitfy the effects of noise contamination. Noise was estimated from CASI imagery by calculation the noise as the square root of the nugget variance, a parameter of a fitte semivariogram model. The signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) can then be estimated by dividing the mean vaue by the square root of the nugget variance. Three wavebands 0.46-049μm (blue), 0-63-0.64μm (red) and 0.70-071μm (near-infrared) were used in the analysis. A total of five land covers were selected, each representing a common land cover type in the area which are i)bracken ii)conifer woodland iii)grassland iv)heathland and v)deciduous woodland. The results shows that the noise varies in different land cover types and wavelengths.
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Arnis Asmat, P. M. Atkinson, and G. M. Foody "Image-based method for noise estimation in remotely sensed data", Proc. SPIE 6748, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XIII, 67480L (24 October 2007);

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