A Localised Cloud Detection and Masking Method Using Spectral Analysis

Asmala, A. and Burhanuddin , Mohd Aboobaider and Ghani, M.K. A. and Razali, Sazalinsyah and Mohd Sa'ari, Mohamad Isa and Noorazuan, H. (2013) A Localised Cloud Detection and Masking Method Using Spectral Analysis. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7 (14). pp. 3-10. ISSN 19918178

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In satellite remote sensing, cloud blocks surface or near surface information. The aim of this study is to investigate the spectral properties of cloud and to carry out cloud detection and masking over Malaysia based on spectral analysis. A cloud detection and masking method tuned to tropical conditions have been developed based on spectral of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. Thresholds were applied to three sets of spectral measurements, i.e. reflective bands, thermal bands and brightness temperature difference of thermal bands. The results show that the method was able to detect clouds over Malaysia effectively.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Industrial Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Asmala Ahmad
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 07:54
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:15
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/11122
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