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LANDSAT-4 MSS and Thematic Mapper data quality and information content analysisLANDSAT-4 thematic mapper (TM) and multispectral scanner (MSS) data were analyzed to obtain information on data quality and information content. Geometric evaluations were performed to test band-to-band registration accuracy. Thematic mapper overall system resolution was evaluated using scene objects which demonstrated sharp high contrast edge responses. Radiometric evaluation included detector relative calibration, effects of resampling, and coherent noise effects. Information content evaluation was carried out using clustering, principal components, transformed divergence separability measure, and supervised classifiers on test data. A detailed spectral class analysis (multispectral classification) was carried out to compare the information content of the MSS and TM for a large number of scene classes. A temperature-mapping experiment was carried out for a cooling pond to test the quality of thermal-band calibration. Overall TM data quality is very good. The MSS data are noisier than previous LANDSAT results.
Document ID
19840025800
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Anuta, P. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Bartolucci, L. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Dean, E. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Lozano, F. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Malaret, E. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Mcgillem, C. D. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Valdes, J. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Valenzuela, C. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: ESA IGARSS 84. Remote Sensing: From Res. Towards Operational Use, Vol. 1
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-26859
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.