Quantifying haze from satellite using Haze Optimized Transformation (HOT)

Razali, Muhammad Fahmi and Asmala, A. and Mohd, Othman and Nurul Iman, S B (2015) Quantifying haze from satellite using Haze Optimized Transformation (HOT). Applied Mathematical Sciences, 9 (29). pp. 1407-1416. ISSN 1312-885X


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Haze is harmful to human health besides degrades the human welfare and environment. Haze information needs to be quickly disseminated to public so that necessary measures can be promptly taken to prevent further losses. Satellite remote sensing offers a better alternative over conventional methods in measuring haze concentration due to its capability to record atmospheric data continuously, spatially and cost-effectively. This study explores the capability of a scene-based technique called the haze optimized transformation (HOT) in quantifying haze. Landsat-8 data with hazy, moderate and clear conditions were initially identified and downloaded from USGS website. Bands 2 and 4 are used to derive HOT images from these data. Haze in-situ measurements in API (Air Pollution Index) obtained from the Malaysian Department of Environment are coupled with the HOT images where the relationship between HOT and API values are then determined. Regression analysis is used to determine the relationship between HOT and API where the strength of the correlation is indicated by coefficient of determination (R2 ). The accuracy of the API map is eventually assessed using visual analysis measurement and satellite overpass time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: remote sensing, landsat, HOT, API, haze, PM
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Industrial Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Asmala Ahmad
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2015 01:54
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:38
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/14393
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