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Longwave infrared observation of urban landscapesAn investigation is conducted regarding the feasibility to develop improved methods for the identification and analysis of urban landscapes on the basis of a utilization of longwave infrared observations. Attention is given to landscape thermal behavior, urban thermal properties, modeled thermal behavior of pavements and buildings, and observed urban landscape thermal emissions. The differential thermal behavior of buildings, pavements, and natural areas within urban landscapes is found to suggest that integrated multispectral solar radiant reflectance and terrestrial radiant emissions data will significantly increase potentials for analyzing urban landscapes. In particular, daytime satellite observations of the considered type should permit better identification of urban areas and an analysis of the density of buildings and pavements within urban areas. This capability should enhance the utility of satellite remote sensor data in urban applications.
Document ID
19820051209
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Goward, S. N. (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Columbia University New York, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Meeting Information
Annual Meeting(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other