Fazlul Shahriar

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Due to the harsh conditions of space, the detectors within satellite-based multispectral imagers are always at risk of damage or failure. In particular, 15 out of the 20 detectors that produce the 1.6- μm band 6 of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Aqua are either dead or noisy. In this paper, we describe a quantitative image(More)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)-based snow mask product critically uses 1.6 μm band 6. The snow mask algorithm for MODIS on Aqua has been adapted to use the 2.1 μm band 7, since some of Aqua's MODIS detectors are nonfunctional. We have previously introduced an algorithm(More)
Distinguishing between clouds and snow is an intrinsically challenging problem because both have similar high albedo across many bands. The 1.6-mm channel (band 6) on the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument provides an essential tool for distinguishing clouds from snow, since snow typically has a much lower albedo in this band.(More)
Currently, the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite has a number of broken detectors resulting in unreliable data for 1.6 micron band (band 6) measurements. Damaged detectors, transmission errors, and electrical failure are all vexing but seemingly unavoidable problems leading to line drop and data loss. Standard interpolation can often provide an(More)
Scientists from all over the world make use of remotely sensed data from hundreds of satellites to better understand the earth. There is an enormous amount of data that is not used to its full potential. This article present recent research on four different problems where the use of machine learning techniques helps to extract more information from(More)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) radiometers, flown onboard Terra/Aqua and Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP)/Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) satellites, are capable of providing superior sea surface temperature (SST) imagery. However, the swath data of these(More)
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