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Thematic mapper data analysisThe geological applications of remote sensing technology are discussed, with emphasis given to the analysis of data from the Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument onboard the Landsat 4 satellite. The flight history and design characteristics of the Landsat 4/TM are reviewed, and some difficulties endountered in the interpretation of raw TM data are discussed, including: the volume of data; residual noise; detector-to-detector striping; and spatial misregistration between measurements. Preliminary results of several geological, lithological, geobotanical mapping experiments are presented as examples of the geological applications of the TM, and some areas for improving the guality of TM imagery are identified.
Document ID
19850045795
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Settle, M. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Chavez, P. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Kieffer, H. H. (U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Everett, J. R. (Earth Satellite Corp. Chevy Chase, MD, United States)
Kahle, A. B. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Kitcho, C. A. (Woodward-Clyde Consultants San Francisco, CA, United States)
Milton, N. M. (U.S. Geological Survey Reston, VA, United States)
Mouat, D. A. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Meeting Information
Frontiers for geological remote sensing from space; Geosat Workshop(Flagstaff, AZ)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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